Press Release

Effective on August 7th, 2016, the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center’s (SCAWC) contract with the Government of the Virgin Islands for Animal Control duties on the island of St. Croix expired.

Under the contract, the SCAWC was responsible for providing suitable housing for all animals, particularly stray and homeless dogs; the capture and impoundment of animals running at large, appointing qualified animal control officers, quarantining bite cases, investigation of cruelty, issuing of dog licenses, adoption of homeless pets and a humane education program, among other duties. The 2015 contract allocated only one quarter of the projected cost to carry out these duties.

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


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Our programs include Humane Education, Animal Control Services and Paws
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