The principal focus for AWARE these days is running spay-and-neuter clinics. We have an on-site clinic for our monthly spay/neuter days staffed by volunteer vets. Whenever possible we organise spay/neuter days in local villages, sometimes in collaboration with the Fire Department in Antigua.
Within the limits of our capabilities (space, funding, staff) we also rescue and rehabilitate abandoned, abused, and injured domestic animals.
We believe above all that education is ultimately the only sustainable way to improve the lives of all animals, and we constantly seek to promote the concepts of Humane Education: the responsible treatment of animals and of the environment in general. A main goal for AWARE is to create a high-quality Humane Education Centre.
Meanwhile we look after and find loving homes for the 300+ dogs and 70 or thereabouts cats who make up the constantly changing roster of animals at the Shelter.
AWARE is financed solely through membership subscriptions, modest fees for services and private donations – both financial and in-kind.