Who We Are
Founded in 1973, the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center (AWC) provides and promotes the humane treatment of animals through humane education, animal protection and community service. We are a 501 c 3 non profit and our duty is to the orphaned, abused, neglected and otherwise unwanted animals of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.
What We Do
As the only companion animal shelter facility servicing St. Croix, AWC provides care to thousands of dogs and cats each year. We fulfill the Territory contract for animal control, provide animal abuse response and investigation in collaboration with VIPD. We adopt out hundreds of animals locally and off island via our transfer program Pets from Paradise. We are committed to lessening our intake numbers and promote and neuter via our voucher program. We want to break the cycle of neglect and promote responsible pet ownership via our humane educational outreach to schools and adults.
Learn more about becoming a member sponsor of a cat or dog. Give of your time and volunteer to support the animals. Join the pack; contact St. Croix AWC today!
The staff of St. Croix AWC is committed to turning the tide for our island animals. We are united in applying our knowledge, compassion and professional skills for the betterment of the animal population on St. Croix.
Board of Directors
The Advisory Board facilitates the long range planning goals and strategies of the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center.
- Mike Meluskey – President
- Emily Shoup - Vice President
- Mike Evans
- Bryony Locher
- Chris Mitchell
- Bonnie Kuntzler
- Sara Larch