It is almost five years since C.A.R.E Nevis was established as a Non-Profit company, a charitable enterprise whose simple mission is to radically improve the treatment and daily lives of all companion animals on the island of Nevis. We are a grassroots organisation, without financial support from local government and are wholly financed through fundraising and donations from supporters worldwide
In 2014, in providing care for as many animals as possible through our Rescue service, Shelter, Medical aid and 'CARE in the Community' programmes. CARE focuses on 5 top priorities.
1. Spay and Neuter Campaigns -In March 2014 we launched "The Big Fix" campaign with the arrival of the international philanthropic organisation World Vets Not only did we successfully raise the awareness of the need for local small animal owners to 'Fix' their pets, but at 269 we set a new World Vets record for the number of animals spay/neutered in a 3 day clinic event ! In 2015 we will once again host World Vets for a second free spay neuter clinic event...
2. C.A.R.E community veterinary practice :in 2015 we aim to establish a new small animal clinic under the auspices of our non-profit charity. Our mission is to greatly improve upon the quality and accessibility for all companion animals to affordable, modern veterinary treatments. Phase 1 is to open a specialist veterinary practice for companion animals with a low cost spay/neuter clinic. CAREwill operate new services with our recently purchased van and will offer a Pet ambulance in emergencies and a pet taxi serviceso that we may reach animals who's owners do not have their own transport
3. Humane Education :In 2015 CARE Nevis will establish a new Humane Education Centre in our Animal Park location near Charlestown. Our Humane Education Curriculum uses the Yale University deeloped Mutt-i-Grees Curriculum building awareness of the positive effect that animals have on human health and development..
4. CARE in the Community programmes- Reaching out to the island communities to advise and educate on animal welfare issues and to assist local pet owners with different services,animal transportation, treatments, grooming and medical assistance. Hosting free mass spay-neuter events in collaboration with World Vets internatinal teams.
5. Advocates for Animal Protection Laws: In 2015 CARE will partner with government and other animal welfare groups to push for the adoption of animal protection laws. Currently there are no laws against neglect, abuse or poisoning of animals in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis.