S.O.S.! Save Our Shelter!

St. Croix Animal Welfare Center


We need your help more than ever before. The St. Croix Animal Welfare Center was hit very hard by Hurricane Maria and the damages to our shelter are many. We completely lost our puppy/cat/kitten area – it was literally ripped off the back of our building! Our Intake Building lost its roof and the entire contents of that building were ruined. Our other buildings suffered structural damage and water flooded our main offices. To make an already awful situation so much worse, our shelter has been looted repeatedly in the weeks since the Hurricane ripped it apart. Thieves have stolen computers, refrigerators, medicines and medical supplies, animal feed, etc. They ran over our already-damaged front gate and stole our washing machines and dryer. The list goes on and on. The amount of loss and damage suffered from both Hurricane Maria herself and its aftermath, are enormous! We are working feverishly to open our low cost clinic in a temporary site.  In the meantime, our shelter’s veterinarian has been offering pop-up Pet Health Clinics in order to reach out to our community with vaccinations, medications, travel health certificates and more. We are also focusing on plans for rebuilding our shelter. We need to be able to continue our mission of offering a place for unwanted, stray and displaced animals, our low cost veterinary clinic services for the community, and our never ending quest to get all dogs and cats on the island spayed or neutered to end the serious overpopulation. The St. Croix Animal Welfare Center has never been needed more to take in and help reunite displaced pets from the storm with their owners, the many strays we have on our island due to overpopulation, and the pets that will sadly be left behind as some families are forced to leave the island. Please help us help our wonderful community and the animals of St. Croix by donating to help rebuild our shelter!



St. Croix Animal Welfare Center 2016 Annual Achievements

The St. Croix Animal Welfare Center is pleased to share our progress and achievements for 2016. Through combined efforts of increased adoptions, stateside transfers (Thank you Healing Paws!), and Trap/Neuter/Release of feral cats, the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center saved the lives of 539 more cats and dogs in 2016 as compared with 2015. A total of 1,155 lives saved!

In addition, 1935 cats and dogs were seen through our on-site Low Cost Wellness Clinic and are now living healthier, happier lives. Many pets who might otherwise have been surrendered were given the necessary care so they could remain with their families.

We renovated an old storage building that now serves as Animal Intake. Our new “Flea Market West” had its grand opening in October and is already operating in the black. And we have begun upgrades on the Low Cost Clinic building to increase our veterinary services for St. Croix pet owners.

This has all been accomplished SOLEY through generous donations from our Community and stateside supporters, income generated from our Flea Markets and Wellness Clinic, fundraising efforts and with the help of all our wonderful volunteers.

We strive to continue improving the daily care of the cats and dogs housed at the Center, to welcome volunteers and to provide friendly customer service.

The St. Croix Animal Welfare Center is deeply grateful for all our community has done to assist us in helping our island’s homeless dogs and cats in 2016. We wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

All the Best in 2017!



Change your life and theirs. Adopt from the SCAWC and give a homeless dog or cat a safe and loving place to live.



Touch the life of a homeless animal and connect with people who have similar interests by volunteering at the SCAWC.


Thrift Shop

The SCAWC Flea Market & Thrift Shop benefits our center. We gladly accept tax-deductible donations.



Our medical programs include:  Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program and Low Cost Medical Services


About Us

Founded in 1973, the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center (AWC) provides and promotes the humane treatment of animals.


Pet License

St. Croix AWC’s Pet Licensing enables residents to purchase and register their pet licenses online.


Our Programs

Our programs include Humane Education, Animal Control Services and Paws
from Paradise.


Contact Us

Our office and adoption hours, important email addresses, including our mailing address and directions.