Happy World Animal Day from our little happy island of Aruba!
This day serves as a reminder that every single animal deserves our love, compassion and kindness. We as humans have the opportunity to help change their future for the better, all animals deserve a safe and healthy life!
Whether you are able to volunteer, adopt, donate, report a lost animal or stray in need, spay and neuter your pet or a stray, or educate those around you… any little bit of effort helps and can go a long way!
If you are anything like me, animals cause your heart to beat double time, giving you a feeling of pure euphoria. Not only do animals create instantaneous happiness but they also relieve stress and anxiety! Yes, our little furry friends are miracle workers! Don’t believe me? Just curl up next to a big fluffy dog or a soft purring kitty and feel the magic happen!
If you happen to be on the island or plan to visit soon…
Here are 5 must visit places to celebrate the animals in Aruba!
Location: Bringamosa 2-Z, Santa Cruz
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 3 PM
Entrance Fee: Free
Location: Palm Beach, across from Divi Phoenix
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Entrance Fee: $15 for adults, $8 for kids (4-6 years) and free for 3 years and younger. The admission fee includes a return pass which allows you to visit as often as you’d like for the duration of your vacation.
Location: Matividiri 57, Paradera
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 9 AM – 4 PM
Entrance Fee: $14 for adults, $7 for kids
Philip’s Animal Garden
Location: Alto Vista 116, Noord
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM – 6 PM
Entrance Fee: $10 for adults, $5 for kids (3 – 13 years), free for 3 years and younger
Aruba Animal Shelter or Animal Rescue Organizations
Location: Wayaca 128-B
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 AM – 12 PM, Friday & Saturday, 8 AM – 3 PM
Entrance Fee: Free! It will only cost you some very cute snuggles during your visiting time.
Additional: Check one of the many non-profit animal organizations on the island, as they hold many events (such as adoption days, farmer’s markets, garage sales, beach dog walks, etc.) and volunteer opportunities so that you can snuggle and pet as many of Aruba’s furry friends as possible!
Here is a list of the different animal organizations on the island for you to contact or visit:
Animal Rights Aruba (ARA) – http://www.animalrightsaruba.org
Sgt Pepper’s Friends – https://www.sgtpeppersfriends.com
Animal Relief Foundation Aruba (ARF) – http://arf-aruba.com
Nine Lives Aruba Foundation – https://ninelivesaruba.com
Luna Foundation – https://www.luna-aruba.com
United Dogs Aruba Foundation – http://www.uniteddogsaruba.com
New Life for Paws – https://www.newlifeforpaws.org
Crijojo Trappers Aruba – https://www.facebook.com/crijojotrappersaruba/
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