ROAR – Roatan Operation Animal Rescue is about helping all animals on the island. ROAR is one of the few legally registered 501(c)(3) in the United States and in Honduras.
Our mission is to serve the stray, neglected, and injured animal population through public awareness, education about animal overpopulation, and care of companion animals.
Sherri Visker – President & Co-Founder
Sherri brings to ROAR a heart that can’t say no, especially to animals.
Sherri moved to Roatan in 2015, after spending 20 years in management at Safelite Auto Glass in New York. Today, Sherri lives in Santos Guardiola where she is the owner/operator of multiple island businesses.
Like all members of the ROAR team, Sherri wears multiple hats and on any given day can be found at the vet, in the colonias, fundraising or checking in on previous rescues.
Sherri is Mom to 3 adult children and Grandma to 2 amazing grandkids. An animal lover to the core, her current pack of 3 rescue dogs and 5 cats also keeps her busy.
As with all our volunteers, Sherri is passionate about her work with the animals on Roatan, educating and developing the next generation of pet owners and helping our island families to care for their pets.
Jennifer Wong – Secretary & Co-Founder
Jennifer Wong’s extensive background in nursing and healthcare administration was invaluable in her role as co-founder of ROAR. She spent 16 years in maternal/child health, neonatal ICU, and nursing case management before moving to Roatan in 2014. Working in the field, assessing medical emergencies, and coordinating all aspects of ROAR operations, Jenn is one of the cornerstones of our organization.In addition to her work at ROAR, Jenn is co-owner of multiple businesses on the island and is mom to 2 island dog rescues, Tiki & MamaDog, and her island rescue cat, Jimmy.
Victoria Rose – Board Director
Victoria Rose is a Philanthropist, Investor, Board Director, and Medical Volunteer who moved to Roatan in 2020.
She is an advocate for animal welfare, education, youth development, and healthcare for the disenfranchised, working to ensure children can study in a safe, family environment where hope, training, life skills, and opportunity are central to their educational experience. Victoria volunteers in a non-profit medical clinic when she isn’t working with island families and their pets, providing healthcare for 2 and 4-legged patients.
Victoria is a mom to two adult children and their spouses, her island rescue dogs, Bella, Elfie & Chita as well as 4 rescue cats.
What We Do
- Promote spay/neuter programs and clinics
- Assist with essential and immediate medical care, including exams, vaccinations, labs, and medications
- Support daily care of strays and fosters
- Donate pet food to low-income families
- Provide education on pet care
- Foster animals
- Re-home abandoned dogs/cats
- Collaborate with other rescues for greater impact
- Work with free visiting vet clinics
- Continue to expand foster network
- Teach tomorrow’s generation how good animal welfare affects the community
- Facilitate international adoptions