Fall In Love at ACC’s Holiday Open House on December 18



Delta, above, is just one of the many furry friends waiting hoping for a new home with holiday season.

All the dogs and cats at the St. John Animal Care Center in Cruz Bay are wishing for this Christmas are new, loving homes.

But more than that, they just wish that everyone knew they were there and knew about the ACC and all the wonderful things they do for the island’s homeless and abandoned animals.

The ACC is hosting its second annual Holiday Open House at the Cruz Bay shelter for anyone and everyone to come in and visit. Stop by the shelter, located next to the Elaine I. Sprauve Library entrance across from the Tamarind Inn, on Tuesday, December 18, from 5 to 7 p.m.

“We want our fans and supporters to see how great this place is and we also want all the animals to have an opportunity to have visitors, they thrive on people and nothing makes them happier than to have visitors,” said shelter administrator Kate Webster  “Each dog kennel and cat cage will have a stocking and all the animals are hoping for people to show up with treats or toys to put in their stocking.”

“We are going to completely decorate the ACC and make it very festive for the animals,” Webster said. “They deserve a wonderful Christmas too.”

Be sure to stop by the ACC on December 18, when residents can also purchase a license for their dog, sign up or renew their ACC membership, buy holiday donation cards and meet the ACC staff and volunteers.

Snacks and beverages will be served. 

And if a resident happens to fall in love with a furry friend, that’s okay too.

“Of course, everyone is invited to adopt and take home a dog or cat,” said Webster.