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Defensa Animal De Puerto Rico

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Equestrian, Sports

Mission: Founded in 2013, Defensa is a Federal and Puerto Rico Accredited Non Profit Animal Rescue Organization. Our EIN is 660811657. We communicate daily via DefensaRincon@gmail.com – we do not have a shelter or take in animals except for horses. We help people to rescue street animals in Puerto Rico via our Open Rescue Program. Along with Rincon's Pintos R Us Trail Rides, Defensa runs Hope4Horses, A program for rescuing, rehabilitating, funding and placing in forever Sanctuary homes more horses in need in Puerto Rico.

Results: Hundreds of homeless animals are helped yearly by Defensa. We share our rescue and financial numbers monthly on www.DefensaRincon.org. We communicate daily via email and we use social media to help the animals

Target demographics: Rescue and Help Dogs, Cats & Horses - Normally Unowned or Abandonded

Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds of homeless and sick or neglected animals in Puerto Rico

Geographic areas served: Puerto Rico Animal Rescue - The Street Animals of Puerto Rico -Helping The Animal Rescuers of Puerto Rico

Programs: #ARescuedHorse, Open Rescue, TNR Cats Trap & Release

Community Stories

91 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

A male puppy with an lame rear hip wondered into my yard last week. He was so gentle and nice I could not shun him despite already having 2 dogs of my own. The dog was intact and of unknown health record and my neighbor recommended contacting Defensa Animal De Rincon Puerto Rico with a request for help. They responded within 24 hours and referred me to a vet with a voucher for vaccinations and neutering. I am very impressed but I'm not sure the dog I named Coffee will be after being neutered! Thank you Defensa Animal De Rincon Puerto Rico!

Client Served

Rating: 5

‘DEFENSA ANIMAL RINCON’ helped me when “Princess” (dog mama from the streets) was attacked by other dogs (because she was defending her newborn babies) and almost died. I asked for help and they responded quickly and gave me several options so I could take her to the vet. They paid all the vet expenses and all the communication was fast and great. I will always be in debt with them!!!! They are great!!! I will never forget them!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had a great experience with this nonprofit. They help me spay and neuter two rescues and also helped me find an amazing home for one of dogs! I was in immediate need of some assistance, and they came through! I am beyond grateful to them!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank's for helping people to help animals. We need more organizations like this.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I rescued a pregnant dog from the streets in february. Two days after her rescue she had 13 puppies! Defensa has been helping me with these pups and momma and I am forever grateful. Their love for animals and their desire to help is amazing. They have helped me with food, vet care and finding awesome homes for the pups. If it weren’t for them I wouldn’t have been able to do it by myself. Thank you ladies, you are all amazing and the world needs more people like you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Defensa Rincón is a wonderful organization that helps the neglected, homeless animals of Puerto Rico get medical care and find loving homes!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello! A few weeks ago I had my initial expericne with this organization and til this day I am super greatful for all of their work. Thanks to them I was connected to them in a matter of hours and in a matter of days they were able to help me get a puppy who was in need of a good home!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family was searching to adopt a puppy when we found out about Defensa Animal de Rincon, Puerto Rico. I reached out to Mrs. Lorna Natal regarding a puppy in her care and she immediately reached out to us with the process to adopt a puppy. We filled out the paper work, provided detailed pictures of our home and they reviewed our application. After review, they contacted us to let us know that we were approved to become foster parents to a puppy. We adopted Luna (formally Cani) and we are now a complete family. Thank you for your care and diligence Lorna. We are forever grateful.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to meet with some of wonderful people who run Defense. Their commitment to the rescues is without reservation. They do what needs to be done for every animal they find in need. Watching the process of getting a cat fro one end of the island to the other so that the cat could meet another volunteer at the airport & then be accompanied to it’s forever home was inspiring, it takes a lot of selflessness & unconditional love & hard work to make these miracles happen. Best rescue org ever!

Donor

Rating: 5

They are the best
Truly committed rescuers
And caregivers

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Defensa is a GREAT ORGANIZATION,they are Very RESPONSABLE,they rescued and help horses all around the island,they do a great job with all the horses and other animals dogs and cats that are or been abused and neglected by irresponsible people,CYNTHIA!!HAS BEEN BEYOND AMAZING IN EVERY ASPECT POSSIBLE,HER COMPASSION FOR THIS ANIMALS AND HER KNOWLEDGE IS SO AMAZING SHE IS WONDERFUL...Defensa makes it easy for this animals to foster and make it to there safety home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

On February 11th I rescued an abandoned dog around my neighborhood. She walked with difficulty because her pregnant belly was soo large. I felt so sorry seeing her this way, that I brought her to my home. Her babies were born two days later and to my surprise she had 13 puppies. I reached out to Defensa Animal de Rincon and they have been helping me with vet services for Mom and 13 puppies. I am forever grateful to this NonProfit Organization for their help and support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This island has been in so much instability with Maria & continuing aftermath! Many have left this beautiful place. These poor animals are abandoned, neglected & left to fend alone. This group of volunteers work daily to save these lost souls and need $ to feed and care. Who else is gonna help if we don't donate??? Thanks for all your updated posts on FB. Wish I lived there, to help.

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2 Christine Arce S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Defensa is a great organization, they help animales all around the island of Puerto Rico. They are very responsive and do a great job with all the stray and horses abused or neglected. I was personally help with this organization with a pregnant hit by a car stray. And thanks to them Hershey had her babies and will be able to walk again and have a 2nd chance at life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My story started about 4 yrs ago. My daughter and I found 5 abandoned puppies under a palm tree while walking to the beach. We took the pups home and contacted Defensa Animal De Rincon. Defensa sent us to the vet right away. The puppies were dehydrated, had worms, and needed iron supplements. We fostered while Defensa used their marketing skills to find homes for them. Every pup had their shots and were neutered thanks to Defensa. They were all adopted...we kept two, Willie and Clyde.

New addition: Max was dropped off at our house next. He is a black and white spaniel mix. Max was starving and came into our yard to find food. I called Defensa for help. They again sent me to the vet. Max received much needed medical care, shots and was neutered right away. We kept Max.

Adding to the pack: Jack, a rottweiler mix came to our home in the middle of the night. He was one of the most emaciated dogs I have ever seen. Every bone in his body was sticking out. I again contacted Defensa Animal De Rincon. Jack received medical care, was neutered and Defensa started marketing Jack for adoption. Jack was an adoption fail. We kept Jack.

One more: Erin a beautiful girl with one blue eye and one brown. Erin was also skin and bone. We again asked for help from Defensa. We kept Erin.

Fast Forward: We moved to a farm and now have more room. Defensa Animal De Rincon rescues neglected and abandoned horses. We were able to adopt Lito, the most wonderful sweet horse who thinks hes a dog.

Cats: Two pregnant street cats were dropped off about a month ago. Our farm now has two Moms and 7 kittens. I will be contacting Defensa soon for more help.

My husband and I are retired and on a fixed income. We could never have afforded to help any of these animals without the financial backing of Defensa. I can not thank them enough for all they do for the animals of Puerto Rico.

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Hector B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They make it easy to foster and move the animals along to their forever homes

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cynthia has been beyond amazing in every aspect possible! Her compassion for the animals and her knowledge is second to none!

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2 Kelly J.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Every day I am amazed at the work this group is doing to help these poor innocent animals. This is the only charity I am supported monthly because I know every dollar is used wisely.

2 Lorenza Arizaga D.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great Organization that helps all animals especially the neglected horses of Puerto Rico. I love seeing my donations be put to work in a very transparent way so I know it is directly be given to the animals in need. Great job to a hard working team! :)

2 Evelyn A.1

Donor

Rating: 5

We are immensely grateful for DAR (Defensa Animal de Rincon)! This organization has such compassion and dedication in helping the most vulnerable animals on the island.
We recently adopted Princess (now Bella), a foal found severely neglected, just skin and bones and to weak to get up without assistance is now healthy and happily galloping through the pastures. This incredible transformation has been made possible by the endlessly caring and committed team at DAR. Since we were in the states when we adopted Bella, DAR was willing to keep her till we return to the Island in a couple of months. Special thanks to Cynthia, Julie and Julie...Thank you ladies for a great experience and for all you do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The amount of care this organization brings to injured and neglected pets and horses is worth more than 5 stars!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

These dedicated folks not only help the many abused and abandoned animals in the area, but they also rally the community to get involved as volunteers, by engaging young children, and creating awareness, empathy etc . We have a bit of land that we can let them use and it’s wonderful to see firsthand the hard work and dedication that goes into the care of the lucky creatures that are being cared by them. Recently , when I rescued a pup myself and asked for their help in finding him a home , I was impressed by all their efforts to help out my little guy. I ended up keeping my rescue but I am forever grateful to Defensa for mobilizing their network to help so many abandoned creatures !!!

2 Lisa Sadie L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They do wonderful work for homeless animals in Puerto Rico.

2 Cesar C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

El perro de mi bisabuelo escap

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

8 adult dogs and 23 (!!!) puppies later in only 3 months, this organization REALLY puts your money to good use to help others.
Being a rescuer here in Puerto Rico, I - along with so many others, do our best to get these stray and abandoned dogs off the street, vetted, fed and socialized until they can find their forever family around the world.
Defensa has been there from the time that all of these babies were loaded into our vehicle, to the time that they found their families. If it wouldn’t have been for their financial support throughout this endeavor, most of these animals would have not been able to survive. There was never a time where Defensa hesitated to help.

I am eternally grateful for all of their support, helping us to make a difference!
If you are an animal lover, and want to make a difference for those that can’t do it by themselves, this is the right place to donate to.
Thousands of horses, dogs and cats and their rescuers will thank you for it!

(And if you want to follow our rescues, you can find us on Facebook at ‘Puerto Rico Puppy Rescue Project’!

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1 Stephanie Sebastian D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I rescued 2 dogs from going to shelters. Nala was healthy but needed more vaccines and needed to be spayed. Matilda was in bad shape. I recently found her abandoned, chained, on concrete. No water. No shelter. I instantly brought her home. I thought she may have a hernia but I am here as a humanitarian aid volunteer and couldn't afford the vet fees. I was referred to Defensa Rincon. They instantly replied to my email and said they would raise any amount of funds needed for emergency surgery for Mattie. And they would help me with vaccines and spayed for both puppies. Within 24 hrs I had funding, a vet appt and today they were vaccinated and spayed. Both are home and resting now. It's all thanks to this organization. If you want to donate to an organization where you know your donation will do great things please visit defensarincon.org/donate . Such an amazing organization! True Angels. Both puppies are healthy and happy and it's all thanks to them.
Rescue. Nurture. Adopt. ♥️

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first heard about Defensa Animal De Rincon about two years ago and asked my friend Sadhu (Govardhan gardens, ....a well established botanical garden in Mayaguez) if he knew they were legitimate and used most of the donations to directly help animals, and he told me that they were ethical. So I have donated money occasionally and am very pleased to help animals on the island of Puerto Rico. In general, there is a lot of neglect of animals in Puerto Rico, along with many street dogs, and Puerto Rico Government actions against animals which can only be described as horrific. Defensa is a worthwhile charity and non profit.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Thank you to this fine organization for helping the animals in Puerto Rico. There is a huge need for help with strays, animal neglect and cruelty, veterinary care, and education. Without organizations like Defensa Animal DeRincon, many more animals would be suffering.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Delighted to support a community org that works on the ground in an area of high need for animal welfare

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Defensa is doing an amazing job! I\u2019m really not sure how they could improve but what I am sure of is that they do everything in their power to help the animals of Puerto Rico. Big and small. Great job Defensa!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

DAR is a true grass roots rescue. The love, time & effort they put into any and every animal that needs help is endless. If a pet owner needs financial assistance to properly care for their pet DAR is there for them. Truly proud to be a part of such a selfless organization.

David406

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just a great organization doing amazing work for animals that need the help. We adopted through them two years ago and they made everything easy.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After hearing of the dog situation in PR on CNN I contacted Defense. Cynthia was a great help. I couldn't have rescued one without her assistance. I was coming from Canada and really appreciated the help with vet papers and a kennel. I'm hoping to arrange another adoption in the very near future through her. Great organization!

1 Izobel R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since i was a little girl I wanted to help dogs and cats I saw neglected on the streets. My dream has come true because of Defensa Animal, they help me help the most needed and I also get to meet incredible people who want to change the world for better.

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1 Tina G.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Defensa Animal De Rincon is an integral part of the community in Rincon, PR. I am happy to donate to them as I know they are on the front lines in Rincon when an animal, whether it be a dog, cat, or horse (any animal for that matter) is in need of immediate attention. They are a committed animal rescue that goes beyond the call of duty. I truly appreciate their tireless efforts and are an inspiration!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We just adopted a 4 month old kitten through this group and they were great to work with. The process went smoothly and we are thrilled with this new addition to our family! I would definitely recommend them if anyone is considering adopting a rescue.

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Maureen Denise M.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a long time winter resident of Rincon, I have had the opportunity to witness the selfless dedication of the people involved in ARF. They tirelessly and selflessly work to rescue and find foster homes, then homes for abandoned and homeless animals. They spend countless hours at the vets, socializing, bathing and loving these helpless animals. Bringing them home with them even when they have no room. They make countless trips to airports, and are often left waiting with dogs for days. I wish I could help more, and am so glad that monetary gifts help. The people of ARF really are angels

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1 Claudia Patino T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for what you guys have done to save these beautiful animals. The first time my son visited Rincon He was 3 years old and the only reason he wanted to come back there because he was in love with Pappi. He visited Pappi every year and fed him. Pappi always was a good horse

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Donor

Rating: 5

A fantastic nonprofit which really make a difference to the people and animals of Puerto Rico. A marvellous group to which to donate.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Defensa Animal De Rincon is a great rescue organization! They act first to remove the animal from harm's way, then ask for donations to help that particular animal. When I make a donation, I feel confident that the money is going to an animal of my choosing. I will continue to donate to Defensa Animal De Rincon whenever possible!

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Donor

Rating: 5

About a year ago I learned of the desperate plight of many domestic animals in Puerto Rico. By doing more research, I learned of Defensa de Rincon and their impact on assisting forgotten needy animals. I recall it was one of a few recommended charitable organizations of this kind on PR. I have since become a monthly supporter and seen more and more of the help they bring to animals. Regular reports and updates on various animals that especially need support are communicated, which I appreciate. I will continue to support this good organization and encourage other to do so too.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Reading about this wonderful organization, I decided to support them. Yes, there are other places, even in the US, where animals need help, but it is a crisis situation in Puerto Rico and time for help there is now!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Defensa Animal De Rincon stayed on the ground after the Hurricane of 2017 and kept trying to save as many animals as possible. When others were trying to get off the island to safety, they stayed behind and worked through the most difficult conditions. Their dedication and resourcefulness deserve the highest recommendation I can give. Imagine what they'll be able to do once they have better conditions and more stable funding!!

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Donor

Rating: 3

I have been vacationing in Rincon for the past 20 years and am familiar with most, if not all, of the local businesses and charities. The people who run and operate Defensa are the among the finest human beings on earth. They care tirelessly and endlessly to help all animals in need and truly are about those they help. They deserve much more than just our thanks so anything you can give to help I know would be truly appreciated.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I was very touched by the humane loving spirit of this rescue. Taking in some of the most servere cases of neglected, abused animals. God BLESS them ALL for their HUMANITY.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The beauty about rescuing is not thinking and just saving. Defensa makes the process simple, email story, post on their FB page and let's roll together and save this life, market gor donations and move towards finding a forever family. Repeat, perfect and repeat again. Thank you ladies for a great experience and helping me with my latest rescue - Sophia. She's safe now and going to be one stellar big girl with tons of love and light to shine.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We moved to Puerto Rico in October of 2016. We were shocked and horrified by the amount of unwanted dogs on the streets here. What was worse was these heartless people throw them out when they are puppies and not weined from their mommas yet. We rescued two sets of sisters who were in this situation. The first set were only 2 months when abandoned and second set were only 6 weeks old. With DefensaRicon's help we have taken 4 doggies off the street and given them forever homes. The wonderful work that this organization does for dogs, cats and horses on this island is commendable. These people really care. They don't just throw some food out for a stray they throw out a life line to these defenseless animals. They will even fly these animals to the states if that's were the forever home happens to be. Thank you for being such a wonderful organization that goes the extra mile and does it with heart.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a local business here in Rincon, we could not be happier supporting DAR (Defensa Animal de Rincon) as a sustaining contributor. Living in the community, we see the results first hand. Compassion and efficiency..... great combination!!!
John and Kathy at Rincon Ride

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1 Sarah368

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is Calle! (Now Chico) We found him while on vacation in PR a few months back. Five minutes into meeting him on the street we couldn't leave without him. We were pretty clueless on how to bring him home until we found Defensa, with their help and some leg work we were able to fly him back to Boston with us! Our friends Taylor and John took him in and he's now neutered and working on his manors while continuing to be a big energetic love bug! Here's a few pictures of his new life here in Boston :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Defensa Animal de Rincon deserves high praise! While I have have never met the organizers in person, working with them remotely has shown to be a fulfilling experience. The passion they have for their mission is proven in their day to day actions. They continually look for ways to improve upon their already successful rescue and rehabilitation of the most vulnerable animals. I look forward to continuing doing my part with such innovative and compassionate people!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing group who always goes above and beyond, jumping to action when they hear of any animal in distress

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fostering animals through Defensa Animal de Rincon for almost three years now and they have always been easy to work with. They put the animal's needs first in every case and always approve payment for my foster's treatment, no matter how costly the treatment or how sick the animal (and there have been some amazing recoveries!). Every month, they release their financial statement online for the public to review and they are ethical and transparent in every way. The best part is that all of their funds go directly to the animals so there is no wasting money on overhead that could be going toward a needy animal.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

About a year ago I was traveling in Puerto Rico and found a stray dog hiding under a trash can. I fell in love with him and wanted to help him, especially after learning about the terrible situation for dogs in PR. I wanted to bring him back to New York with me to find him a home but was finding it impossible to manage this. I reached out to Defensa and they helped me greatly with organizing his trip, getting him safely from the vet to the airport, everything. I could not have done this rescue without them. They do great work and deserve much more help!

The dog (Oscar) was adopted by my aunt and uncle and they are absolutely in love with him. You can see in the pics his transformation, which was all possible with help from defensa!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I fostered a dog that had a broken leg for months. He was very skinny and had bruses all over his body. A friend brought him from the metropolitan area to the west. From the very beginning Defensa Animal Rincón supported his rescue and fostering in one of the best veterinarian clinics in Mayagüez. After sending him to New York Bully Crew they covered all of Papi's needs and health issues including his leg amputation. The people of Defensa Animal Rincón are very involved in the rescues and healing of abandoned and mistreated animals all over the Island. This was my first experience as a foster home and it was a great experience thanks to Defensa Animal Rincón. Now I bring fostering to many dogs and cats and receive all the help that Defensa Animal Rincón gives to rescuers, fosters homes and the animal themselves.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Defensa is more than a non profit. They bring community members from all walks of life to support their purpose: helping distressed animals get the help they need

They are very good stewards of the funds they raise

2 Elsie T.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

All I have to said about Defensa Animal de Rincon is Thank You with your assistance we saved so many lives. You never refused to offer me help for my rescues. You work with the communities in Puerto Rico saving animals lives. God Bless

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have asked Defensa to cover the vet expenses of various dogs that were rescued and were severely abused, malnourished, with severe skin problems and with all kinds of serious health issues. Defensa has always paid the vet costs in those cases. This organization is very committed to the cats, dogs and horses not only in the Rincon area but provides help to animals all around the island. These are the pictures of some of the animals that I requested help from Defensa and they have covered their expenses. Two of them have been adopted, one flew to New York and is in a foster home and the other one still needs to get treatment for the heartworm in Puerto Rico but has already been accepted in a shelter in New York and will be flying there when the vet gives the clearance. These stories have happy endings thanks to the support provided by Defensa. Nerylú Figueroa

3 Keishla G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I rescued Luna from the school where I work. Somebody had thrown her away in a small box next to our school's garbage bin. Then I saw she had a small tumor and wasn't sure what to do. I contacted someone I knew had rescued several dogs and she told me about Defensa. They have helped with all of the veterinarian costs for Luna's healthcare. She has several health conditions at the same time (vaginal tumor, hookworms, heart worms, anemia, and a skin condition) and they have been extremely helpful. Luna has had 3 weeks of antibiotics and had to take 3 other medicines to help her get stronger to get a biopsy done on the vaginal tumor. After finally getting her hemoglobin to normal, the vet did the biopsy and determined that the best option would a type of chemotherapy to treat it. Luna still has a long recovery process ahead of her, but Defensa will be here to help every step of the way. We have been blessed by such an amazing nonprofit. I tell everyone I know how wonderful they have been to us!

1 Zazoo P.

Donor

Rating: 5

Hello we had lots of help from Cynthia Calvin. We were moving from arecibo to Rincon and a stray dog had 9 puppies. We were panicking wondering what we could do because we couldn't leave the mother and puppies and our new place in Rincon had a strict policy of no animals. Addie a friend of the rescue accepted the mother and puppies. Unfortunately at the time there was only 8 puppies. This organization has help so many animals with fostering and adoption as well as medical expenses. Puerto Rico is very lucky to have such caring people. They are doing the best they can with the little funding they get from locals, businesses and tourist. They have made an huge impact by educating as well. They deserve lots of funding

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Donor

Rating: 5

The adorable pup below is just one example of many forever home placements of street animals in Rincon by Defensa Animal De Rincon. "Willy" has found his forever home and I had the pleasure of falling in love with him. But his forever family would not let me take him home with me. That means I'll just have to start fostering animals where I live in the USA.!

While visiting Rincon, it was fun to witness one rescue in action ; an orange kitten named Tranquilo whom I also fell for. But alas, due to the good connections and kind people of Defensa Animal De Rincon, he was spoken for.

The folks of Defensa Animal De Rincon are all volunteers. They do much for animals with very little and every donation helps. The more we give, the more they can save lives, provide essential medical care, and daily food and medicine. Thanks for giving and thank you for all you do for the animals!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These are wonderful people in the trenches, getting their hand dirty to make this world a better place for mistreated animals. You won't find a nonprofit that will worh harder and do more good with your dollars.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Princess was found with her 2 babies in North of PR, I was their foster while DAR paid all vet care the 2 babies found their forever home in Chicago and I am happy to announce I will be Princess' forever mom! Princess likes to sleep in my bed and she is kind of a destroyer but i do love those ears and that wet nose she loves to have attention! Second story Ash (white dog) he was found in Guanica in terrible conditions DAR once again paid vet services and got him in great condition he had severe skin problems he flew 3 weeks ago and he is currently in NY being fostered waiting for his forever home :) Thanks DAR so much without you these 4 happy endings wouldve not been possible!!

1 Adi C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for Defense Animal De Rincon! We have a very sweet mama cat that was abandoned at our house and has recently had 5 kittens. Trying to find homes for kittens in Rincon is like selling water by the river but Defense is doing so much to help us get the word out and also to cover the costs of having the mother spayed.

Hopefully she can now have a break in life and not have to keep having babies all the time.

Thank you Defensa Animal De Rincon!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Unbelievable the wonderful experience I had. Saved my sato.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I visited Rincon, Puerto Rico 3 years ago on vacation, where I met an extremely fearful, skinny, apparently nursing young dog mother. My sister and I tamed and fed her for the week we were there, having several conversations with Cynthia from DAR, who encouraged us to take her with us when we left because that would be the best fate for her. Neither my sister nor I thought this could be possible, so we had to leave her behind. The next day another DAR volunteer found this sweet, scared dog, and was able to get her in the car to take her home and foster her, along with her many other foster dogs.
When I got back home, I sent DAR a bunch of pictures of this doggy so they could put her up for adoption on their website. The next day, I saw her picture up there, and realized I needed to have her with me. So the DAR folks organized everything (these are all volunteers, mind you) from her health certificate to a ride to the airport at midnight for her journey to Boston.
My sweet Pupito (I know it should be Pupita--forget about it!) is living on Cape Cod now, fat and happy, thanks to the infinitely kind and generous folks of DAR.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Defensa has been an integral part to assisting me in the foster and ultimate adoption out of 5 different animals. Animals that were doomed for a life on the street. One pair that sticks with me in particular were Rex and Rollo. Both dogs were on the beach, completely emaciated, Rex in particular with oozing wounds and near death. Defensa answered the call and found a way to leverage financial assistance as well as find an organization that was ready to place them both on their adoption list. Both dogs now reside with families in the United States and are healthy and loved. This is a group that always finds ways to say "Yes" instead of no and works to better the lives of many animals here in Puerto Rico

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