The Aniplant Project
P.O. Box 451
Osprey, FL 34229
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.
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.
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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