Founded in the 1990's because of serious concerns about the plight of animals on the northcoast of Jamaica, THE ANIMAL HOUSE JAMAICA has been helping stray, injured, abandoned, and feral (wild) animals and their owners for more than six years. We provide food, shelter, medical care (including spay and neuter), and adoptive services to both animals and owners in need.
ANIMAL WELFARE IN JAMAICA
People and families who have healthy relationships with their pets are usually happier, healthier and live longer. Children who learn how to nurture and care for their pets, also learn to care for other people as they grow older. Animals provide improved self-esteem and cognitive development.
Animals cannot tell us in their language when they are happy or unhappy, hungry, hurt or sick. So it is up to we humans to understand their needs. Animals need to be treated with care and respect.
Unfortunately, many people do not understand what proper care of an animal really means, and many others cannot afford to care properly for their pets. Jamaican people commonly witness cruel treatment of animals, and over the generations some have even come to think that it is normal and okay. Research shows us that young people who mistreat animals are more likely to become violent as adults and violence hurts our society.
THE ANIMAL HOUSE JAMAICA LTD.
- Rescuing and sheltering stray, injured, neglected, and abandoned animals
- Providing free eergency medical treatment (including spay/ neuter) for animals in need
- Feline Trap- Neuter- Releases (TNR) and feeding station programme for wild cats
- Adoption, Placement and Re- homing Services
- Humane Education to build a more gentle society
In Jamaica, our biggest problems with animals are:
Strays (dogs, cows, goats)
Medical Treatment costs for spay and neuter, injuries, tick flea and worm treatment, as well as preventable diseases like parvo which require immunization.
Feral (wild) cats
Neglect, Abuse, Abandonment (including racehorses)
The Animal House Jamaica needs your help to improve the conditions for animals in our communities. We operate the only animal shelter on the entire northcoast, and one of only two in Jamaica.
The animalhouse is a non-profit, non-government organization that now operates a shelter in Lydford, St. Ann (just outside of Ocho Rios.The public is welcome (by appointment) to visit the many cats and dogs available for adoption to good homes.
Your donation makes the difference. The Animal House Jamaica picks up and accepts stray, injured, abandoned, neglected and abused animals providing food, shelter and medical care - then finds them permanent, safe and loving homes.