About the Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society
Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society Inc, established in 1991, is an animal welfare organization making a difference for all animals in Antigua and Barbuda through the prevention of cruelty and the protection of animals. The Humane Society is registered as a non-profit corporation under the laws of Antigua & Barbuda and is audited annually by Grant Thornton.
We foster appropriate relationships, between humans and animals, and encourage responsible animal ownership. We also support government and community institutions with matters relating to the role of animals in society and are committed to assisting our own public and visitors with their concerns about animals.
We encourage compassion for animals and are particularly concerned to instill kindness to animals in our children. We have found that children are more open to developing healthy, positive relationships with animals and with each other, when they learn to be compassionate towards animals from a young age.
In 2004, the Humane Society submitted draft legislation to Government for a system of dog identification and registration. The Dog Registration and Control Act was finally enacted in 2006 and it is now mandatory that all dogs over the age of 6 months be microchipped and registered, and wear a dog tag. Registration fees are dramatically reduced for spayed/neutered dogs. The Act also includes provisions for humane care and control of dogs, including a provision that all dogs be on their owners’ property or under their owners’ direct control at all times.
The Team at the Humane Society works extremely hard and is very solutions driven. Despite challenges we may face from natural disasters and financial issues, we remain committed to working towards our goals.