Francis is named for Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. He was found wandering in the central park of Antigua on October 7th, on this saint’s day. Visiting veterinarian Dr. Judith Samson-French and companion Coleen Gittins helped catch this emaciated, hungry little pup with bits of chicken and a brand new tipica belt just purchased in the market.

Francis is about 8 months old and was very malnourished. His coat was dead and dry and brittle, his nails terribly overgrown, and he had no muscle mass. He was filled with worms, covered in fleas and clearly had been scavenging for a while. His tail appears to have been cut off. He is a sweet, friendly little pup despite the rough time he has clearly had.

Francis is still filling in, but is now a pretty healthy and happy pup. He has been vaccinated, wormed, and neutered. He is doing super well in his training and has mastered all his basic obedience behaviors. He loves people, adores kids, and plays well with the other dogs and puppies. He is a sweet, friendly and happy little man, and is now ready to be adopted by a family who will love him and who he can love back in return.

We are a small organization dedicated to helping dogs and cats in Antigua. We sterilize, rehabilite and find homes, and work with other rescue groups.