The Aniplant Project
P.O. Box 256792
Chicago, IL 60625-9998

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About Us

The Aniplant Project, Inc. (TAP) is a not-for-profit charity incorporated in 2010 in Sarasota County, Florida.  TAP is completely dedicated to the protection of animals, and its primary activity is to support Aniplant (Asociación Cubana para la Protección de Animales y Plantas) of Havana Cuba.

Contact our President, Carol Fletcher, at:

TAP is neither a rescue nor an adoption organization. We receive pleas daily from travelers who want to help street dogs and cats they spotted in Cuba while there.  We cannot facilitate rehoming to other countries as time and resources are extremely limited.  

If you have a soft spot for animals, are traveling to
 Cuba and think you may be moved to help an orphaned animal, we suggest you take along a carrier or two, and plan to spend the time necessary (up to one month) to get veterinary clearance to take the animal(s) out of Cuba and into your own country.  Many years of economic deprivation have had an evolutionary effect on companion animals, and the average weight of a dog is approximately 15 pounds.'

We, at The Aniplant Project, always encourage local adoptions, because shelters in every civilized community in the world have to kill perfectly healthy and beautiful companion animals every day.  In your local shelter, you'll find a wide selection of every conceivable size, shape, color, and breed of very deserving cats and dogs desperately needing homes, and the cost will be quite small compared to attempts to rescue one from Cuba.

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About Aniplant 

Aniplant is an independent membership organization dedicated to the protection of animals.  It is not part of the Cuban government, receives no help from the Cuban government, but it is the only animal protection organization permitted to function in Cuba.  Aniplant's headquarters is in Havana, but it provides services throughout most parts of the country.  


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where you may make a monthly donation if  you wish!

Contributions can also be mailed to:

The Aniplant Project

PO Box 256792

Chicago, IL  60625-9998

A contribution in any amount is greatly appreciated.  

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The Aniplant Project, Inc. is a not-for-profit charity registered in the State of Florida. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under IRS Code 501(c)(3) - ID# 27-2345012. A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the State of Florida, or 850-488-2221. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State. 

TAP's registration number is CH32635. All fund-raising is done in-house.



Both TAP and Aniplant seek to eliminate the suffering of Cuban animals through mass sterilization campaigns, public education, assisting refuges, promoting animal health, and hands-on intervention in cases of animal suffering.  TAP provides support and Aniplant, with its volunteers, provides on-the-scene assistance to Cuban animals.



  • Instill in the general public an appreciation of the sentient nature of animals
  • Educate dog and cat guardians about the importance of sterilization of their companions and the need for good veterinary care
  • Use all appropriate means to reduce the number of stray animals in Cuba
  • Act to eliminate animal suffering wherever it is found
  • Promote the adoption of domestic dogs and cats

Not to know is bad.

Not to want to know is worse.

Not to hope is unthinkable.

Not to care is unforgivable.

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