Fundashon Stimami Sterilisami is up and running

At a press gathering at the Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort, we were given the great news that another round of dog/cat sterilizations has been made possible thanks to the initiative of that resort.  

Executives Suzanne van Grinsven and Rik van der Berg welcomed guests, Suzanne made the presentation, then together with Ewald Biemans they joined for an exchange of what’s new / what’s happening, over delicious lunch.

NEW:  Stimami Sterilisami is now a foundation, legally accepting donations. As such it partnered with TPEF in order to raise the money needed. I have to remind you readers, that TPEF, is the Tourism Product Enhancement Fund, created 100% with timeshare members’ contributions. So, our visitors help wipe our noses so to speak, by shouldering the expense that should otherwise be carried by local pet owners.

But, Stimami Sterilisami opted to rise above the should. It acknowledges that the spaying/neutering issue is problematic in our community and that the investment in a pet, is a foreign concept. While protesting that public indifference, it is prepared to help out.

Thus, ALL dogs and cats, owned AND stray, pedigree AND mutt, are all eligible for subsidized procedures.

The foundation subsidizes about 50% of operation costs, and owners are charged super reasonable fees:

Female Dog Awg 150

Male Dog Awg 85

Female Cat Awg 80

Male Cat Awg 35

Above pricing includes basic HCT blood test, microchip and placement of chip


Pet owners must register online, at, he/she will receive a confirmation e-mail with a registration number. Within 7 days of registration, pet owners must personally report at a vet clinic of their choice, pay their share of the operation – see how much above — and make an appointment for surgery, show the e-mail confirmation of registration, including registration number. Don’t forget to actually bring your pet in, on the designated day — no food that morning, please.

Your vet will collect the balance of the subsidized amount from Stimami Sterilisami based on the e-mail confirmation, you handed in.

Much easier than before, no paper work, at all.   

 Foundation Board

Ewald Biemans Chairman; Rik van der Berg Vice Chairman; Suzanne van Grinsven Secretary; Emile de Cuba Jr. Treasurer, Louella Brezovar Director at Large, Yesenia Arends Director at Large

Volunteers registration and invoicing

  • Rafaella Jones • Miguel Garcia


Stimami Sterilisami Foundation, Fundashon Stimami Sterilisami.


To reduce the population of dogs and cats by means of spay & neutering on Aruba.


Subsidy of surgery for Rescue Foundations

Subsidy of surgery for individual pet owners

Continue awareness campaign

Aim to subsidize 5,000 to 6,000 surgeries between July 2019 – June 30, 2020

Commitment to contribution from TPEF for Afl 125,000

Commitment of anonymous sponsor of Afl 100,000

Bucuti & Tara matches up to Afl 300,000 of contributed funds

Participating Veterinarian Clinics

Animal Care Clinic; Animal Health Veterinary Hospital; Contreras Veterinary Services; Veterinary Clinics Aruba.

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Stimami Sterilisami Foundation – J.E Irausquin Boulevard 55B – P.O. Box 1347 – Oranjestad, Aruba

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July 10, 2019
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