Update: One Airlift of 270 cats & dogs was successfully accomplished on Monday Sept 18, before Maria’s wrath on our islands . Thanks to Island Dog Rescue the donors and volunteers who were fast to step in and help, we were able to turn what could’ve been another catastrophe into a historic event. However the shelter is filling up fast. Strays abandoned animals and pets surrendered by owners with no means to take care of them ..please continue to send contributions so we can continue feeding and taking care of the animals . Thank you for your continued support ! We will keep you updated as the internet service allows us.
Lucky Paws Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), no-kill, all-volunteer animal rescue and adoption organization. Our mission is to save the lives of homeless animals by providing access to low cost spay and neuter programs, exposing animal cruelty in order to reduce the inhumane treatment of animals and educating the public on the plight of shelter animals in an effort to increase adoptions. Toward this goal, the foundation presently has two active programs: Cat Café and SNIP.
The Cat Café Program strives to end the needless killing of homeless cats by educating and assisting resort properties and individuals to manage colonies in a humane and effective manner through TNRM (Trap-Neuter-Return-Maintain). The program stops feral and stray (also known as community) cats from breeding by trapping them for testing and evaluation by a veterinarian. Healthy cats are sterilized and returned back into their territory. Volunteers then maintain the cat colony by providing food and water on a daily basis. This highly successful means of population control not only saves cats’ lives but also reduces intake and nuisance calls to our local shelter. It is a win-win situation for all.
In the case of kittens or friendly adoptable strays, we work with the local animal shelter to find them homes or place them in foster care with one of our compassionate volunteers until they can be adopted. Each year, the Lucky Paws Foundation humanely manages our community cat population through Trap-Neuter-Return-Maintain (TNRM) by assisting individual colony caretakers, businesses and resorts and finding loving homes for hundreds of cats and kittens.
SNIP (Spay/Neuter Island Pets) provides financial assistance for individuals who otherwise could not afford the cost of spaying and neutering their own pets. Every month SNIP distributes the funds needed to cover the cost of veterinary bills in an effort to support our no-kill mission.
Please help us continue to make a difference for the homeless animals by sending a donation through the PayPal button or address below.
Thank you for being part of the solution in our quest to transform St. Thomas into a NO-KILL island by saving one stray at a time!
Lucky Paws Foundation
P.O. Box 8209
St. Thomas, USVI 00801