The dogs and cats at the St. John Animal Care Center in Cruz Bay are wishing for new homes for Christmas.
But more than that, they just wish that everyone knew they were there and knew about the ACC and all the wonderful things they do for the island’s homeless and abandoned animals.
The ACC is hosting its first Holiday Open House at the Cruz Bay shelter for anyone and everyone to come in and visit. Stop by the shelter, located next to the Elaine I. Sprauve Library entrance across from the Tamarind Inn, on Tuesday, December 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.
“We want our fans and supporters to see how great this place is and we also want all the animals to have an opportunity to have visitors, they thrive on people and nothing makes them happier than to have visitors,” said shelter administrator Sally Nelson. “Each dog kennel and cat cage will have a stocking and all the animals are hoping for people to show up with treats or toys to put in their stocking. We are going to completely decorate the ACC and make it very festive for the animals — they deserve a wonderful Christmas too.”
Be sure to stop by the ACC on December 13, when residents can also purchase a license for their dog, sign up or renew their ACC membership, meet the ACC staff and volunteers and sign up to be a part of the team. Snacks and beverages will be served.
“Of course, everyone is invited to adopt and take home a dog or cat,” said Nelson.
Stop by the ACC shelter and say hi to Buster, dressed here as Santa, on December 13.