HOW Did It All Start?
When I arrived on the island to attend veterinary school in 2012, I marveled at the beauty of St. Kitts. But as a sharp contrast to the innate splendor of this small Eastern Caribbean island, I could not help but notice the plight of the animals around me. As is common in the Caribbean, stray animals roam the roads on St. Kitts, often hit by cars or emaciated.
At the time, there was not an animal shelter in St. Kitts. There was not a safe haven for injured, staved, unwanted animals. The unfortunate reality was animals in trouble here usually have no means to make it through.
The motivation behind creating S.A.F.E. St. Kitts was to no longer stand by and feel helpless. We will make a difference, one animal and four paws at a time.
S.A.F.E quite literally does as our name suggests – Saving Animals From Emergency. S.A.F.E. St. Kitts takes in animals in emergent need. They are starving, injured, sick, surrendered, or abused. We get the animals the medical care they need to recover, and almost as important, we give them the love and kindness they thrive on. Once rehabilitated, we adopt them to permanent, loving homes. Forever transformed are the lives of the animals who enter our program.
S.A.F.E. St. Kitts is also a resource for others who seek to help island animals. We have created a donation bank, the first of its kind here. For those who find a street animal they wish to help, we offer free supplies to make the rescue easier. We provide collars, leashes, blankets, toys, bowls, and many other things for those who are taking in a stray in need. We also offer assistance in getting the animals back to health, such as transportation to the local vet, and help with basic grooming. We believe by empowering others to rescue, we can make an even bigger impact here in St. Kitts.
As we continue our mission in St. Kitts, we will no doubt make a difference for the animals and also the community on this beloved island.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and learn about our cause.
Founder, S.A.F.E. St. Kitts.
SAFE's Founding Members
To reach our officer on-call, please call the SAFE Emergency Hotline:
To reach the Ross University Veterinary Clinic after hours and on weekends, please call the RUVC Emergency Line: