Rescue and Respond
Our Warden is on call 5 days a week to respond to reports of stray animals that are injured, in distress or present a risk to the community. When needed we work with the VIPD Animal Cruelty Officer to assure safety and authority. To report an animal in need:
- Emergency Aide: Dial 911
- General Help: AWC: Tue-Sat 8:30am-4:30pm – call 340-778-1650
- After hours: call VIPD at 911
- Report abuse and neglect ANONYMOUSLY to Crimestoppers at 1-800-222=TIPS or P3TIPS.com
Owned animals, or stray animals that are not in immediate need, are handled through scheduled compassion calls. Our trained staff will take information regarding nuisance animals or unwanted/neglected pets in the community and work with the reporter to ensure the animals get the care needed. A compassion call donation of $20.00 is suggested to help with the expenses associated with these calls. Your support allows us to continue to respond to our communities needs and care for more animals.
We never turn away an animal in need. Although we cannot always respond, we always accept any animal that is brought to the shelter. Our community of compassionate animal lovers often pick up animals found running loose. We offer traps to individuals who can help catch wiley strays and bring them to us. Owners that have pets they no longer want or that are in need of care are asked to bring their pets to us. There is no fee. We accept all animals regardless of the cause of surrender. Working together we can help more animals that need help and respond to our community’s needs.