Animal Care Center Offering Free Pet Registration This Month!


Ursula and Violet are about 2 years old, sisters, chow/lab mix and very sweet mellow dogs. They love to hike and enjoy each others company.

The Animal Care Center’s new Shelter Manager Ryan Moore is offering free pet registration for the month of April.
All pet owners in the USVI with dogs over the age of three months are required by law to have their dogs registered.

Ordinarily, this registration costs $10, but for the month of April, Moore and the ACC are waiving the cost.

Moore is setting up a registration record to be maintained at the shelter so that any lost dog turned into the shelter can be easily tracked back to its owner.

Moore described the registration process as “super easy.” Come to the shelter any time Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and fill out the simple registration form. Pet owners will receive a license tag and if a collar to attach it to is needed, there is a selection of large and small collars for sale inexpensively at the shelter.

Because ACC supports “equal opportunity” for St. John cats and dogs, ACC is extending this offer to feline pets as well. Although cats are not legally required to be registered, their safety and chances of being returned to their home if lost will be enhanced if cat owners also register their pets at the shelter. The same offer applies — a free tag during the month of April.

The ACC shelter is located on the library road just off the South Shore Road in Cruz Bay. Look for the ACC sign posted on the telephone pole at the entrance to the library road.

Please call Ryan Moore at 774-1625 for more information. The April pet tag promotion also gives everyone an opportunity to stop by at the shelter to greet the new Shelter Manager and to thank him for initiating this great idea.