Currently, TAP is unable to send medications for sterilizations to Cuba. Therefore, we decided to stop accepting financial donations at this time.
We hope this is a temporary situation, and we will let you know when our supply channels are re-opened. Until then, if you are planning a trip to Cuba and wish to help, please write to us for a list of always-needed items. The animals need us, no matter what the politics or travel restrictions permit.
Please know that we appreciate all of you who care so deeply for the animals of Cuba. We will update everyone as new information becomes available. Thank you, Carol, Betsy, Dr. Marty, Diana, Tracy
TAP's mission is to improve the lives of Cuban animals through mass sterilization campaigns, public education, and promotion of animal health care. TAP provides support for sterilization campaigns, and ANIPLANT and other NGOs provide on-the-scene assistance to animals in Cuba. Note our name change! TAP Animal Project is the new name for The Aniplant Project.
TAP Animal Project
P.O. Box 256792
Chicago, IL 60625
Founders. Les and Charlene started working with Nora García and ANIPLANT in 2005 to improve the lives of countless Cuban animals.
Les was the first Chairman of Humane Society International, and wrote books about the benefits of being a vegetarian. Les passed away in 2018.
Charlene lives in Florida.
TAP Animal Project, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charity incorporated in 2010 in Florida.
TAP is dedicated to supporting mass sterilizations of dogs and cats in Cuba in order to prevent animal suffering and the transfer of diseases.
Board of Directors. Dr. Neher is deeply committed to the health and well being of all animals. He is a Licensed Veterinarian in the state of Florida, a FVMA and AVMA member, and accredited with the USDA. He owns Palmer Ranch Animal Clinic in Sarasota, Florida and hosts feral cat spay/neuter programs regularly.
Les Inglis first met Nora García and learned about ANIPLANT in 2005. At that time, the ANIPLANT headquarters was on the eighth floor of a building in Central Havana with no working elevator. The public rarely made the tiring trip up the stairs to inquire about help or services. Nora found a ground floor house in Central Havana and negotiated a trade (at the time, houses in Cuba were not bought/sold, but traded). Les and Charlene Inglis formed The Aniplant Project and helped Nora acquire and renovate the new place for ANIPLANT's work. This was made more difficult since the former resident stripped every item of value, even electrical switches and wall plugs. Plus the entire house needed major repairs, including a new water tank on the roof.
Board of Directors. During disasters such as Hurricane Katrina or the BP Oil Spill, Betsy has volunteered for animal rescue work. She's also worked in a veterinarian clinic. Betsy has been training horses for many years and is also President of Cuba’s Horses, a 501(c)(3) helping Cubans care for their horses. Betsy lives in Louisiana.
In December 2009, ANIPLANT completed all of the renovations and held a grand opening. The new headquarters at 128 Príncipe in Centro Habana is a light-filled, beautiful space. There is a colorful reception area, a veterinarian's clinic exam room, an air-conditioned surgical room and a gated indoor/outdoor space next to the kitchen for the 15 resident dogs. By 2012, with the help of Dr. Dick White and his wife, Christine, the space had been outfitted to be a fully-equipped veterinary clinic.
Les and Charlene retired in 2017 and new board members have been added. The Aniplant Project changed to TAP Animal Project in 2018 to begin expansion of sterilization campaigns in Cuba.
President, Board of Directors. Carol joined TAP in 2015 after interviewing Nora García at ANIPLANT in Havana. Carol is an animal lover and volunteers with local animal rescue groups--fostering, photographing, and writing. Her background is in marketing and photography. Carol lives in Chicago.