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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 (mostly dogs and cats) in Puerto Rico via our Open Rescue Program. To learn more about what we do and the animals we help please visit us at www.DefensaAnimalDePuertoRico.org

Results: Hundreds of homeless animals are helped yearly by Defensa. We share our rescue and financial numbers monthly on website. 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

118 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Jessica J.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They help me a lot with my rescues and now all of them have a happy ending with their families

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first encountered Defensa Animal on their instagram page, dedicated to their rescued horses. Since, I’ve turned to Cynthia and the organization for advice, guidance, and help with my pet horses and other horses who may be in need of help/transportation/a home. Grateful that somebody is doing this work that is so desperately needed, especially in a place where there are so many animals in need of the help. Thanks everyone who is behind this operation!

Tom S.11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known them for years and they have always been super helpful. The latest: My disabled rescue cat had a severe urinary tract blockage. The emergency vet bills were estimated to be about $700-800 which I could not afford. Defensa helped set up a fund raiser the same day and agreed to cover the vet bills immediately so that the treatment would not be delayed. Through Defensa, all of the emergency bills were covered, and the cat is doing well.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Without a doubt , the commitment of this org towards the welfare and wellbeing of all creatures in need is contagious. Not only do they save so many animals in need but along the way, they appeal to compassion and educate the general public on how to help and be kind to animals. Their efforts in social media really engage the donor and the potential donor by sharing the enthusiasm and improved lives of their rescued , their volunteers efforts, etc. I’ve seen in person how animals that didn’t stand a chance , have thrived in their care and I have also been encouraged at how they give back to the community by educating and providing assistance in neutering and spaying funds for those interested.

Client Served

Rating: 5

they are awesome !!! they help us with ur dog name Pepper his happy now !!

Lisette F.

Donor

Rating: 5

Defensa's work throughout puerto rico has been immeasurable especially along the west coast. It is a wonder if any of them sleep!! From re-homing fostering, even rehabbing not just horses but all animals they have become an integral force in saving animals. GRACIAS DEFENSA !!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am truly amazed at the amount of work all of these amazing people do!! And not just for dogs or cats...
Add in some horses...or basically anything that does it should have 4 legs!! My family was lucky enough to share in an adoption with DAR and their involvement, caring, and ease is enough to make ones heart smile!!
Thanks DAR!!

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Milena F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing Organization. I will definitely recommend this non profit .
Thank You
Milena

Guy T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The volunteers at Defensa Animal de Puerto Rico are passionate about saving animals in need, especially horses, cats, and dogs on the island. They are selfless, tireless, and compassionate and the organization is sadly underfunded.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 2022, Defensa Animal started Misión Esteriliza, an initiative to help curb the heartbreaking overpopulation problem in Puerto Rico. Defensa will reimburse anyone, anywhere in PR for sterilizing an animal! Amazing program!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've seen Defensa Animal de Puerto Rico's Open Rescue Program provide many stray dogs and cats with funding for medical care (from sterilization and vaccines to treatment for serious injuries) and the opportunity to find loving homes. Defensa also does amazing work with the neglected horses of PR!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

About a month ago a calico kitten we named Pepper showed up at our door. We decided to take her in and get her vaccinated and spayed, but we could not cover the cost. We were told by a family friend about Defensa Animal de Puerto Rico. Through them we were able to get refunded the cost of spaying and vaccination of Pepper. They also offered to help find a home for Pepper. They are wonderful people wit a big heart and are willing to help animals in need. Thank God for this type of organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Esta organización me ayudó a costear una castración un poco diferente a las regulares. Mi perro tenía unas masitas en sus testículos que podían ser cancer. Cuando fui al vet. el estimado era muy alto porque tenía que ser una operación invasiva. Escribí a la organización y sin pensarlo, me ofrecieron la cantidad del estimado y pude operarlo. Estoy muy agradecida pues sin ellos no hubiese podido. Mi perro sí tenía cancer nivel 2, si esperaba más tiempo, podía empeorar. Gracias infinitas a los que donan y ayudan, sin ustedes, la historia sería otra.

Eli H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great Organization, we have many animals in need here in Puerto Rico, from Horses to cats and Dogs. Defensa has helped me to improve the position of the animals here, please if you are able consider supported Defensa :)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

20/10. Super rapidos, amables y dedicados al tema. Tuve una muy buena experiencia con ellos y espero poder seguir trabajando mano a mano. Ya que, estoy vacunando y esterilizando/castrando a los gatos de la urbanización, (a los cuales cuido dentro de lo posible) para que dejen de reproducirse. Muchas gracias por la ayuda brindada!

Efe D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Defensa Rincón does excellent work for the homeless animals of Puerto Rico. Here, in Puerto Rico, we have a huge problem of homeless cats, dogs, and horses as a result of human irresponsibility, but Defensa Rincón makes a difference by helping to control these animals and also finding them responsible homes. I am very grateful to them because they are helping me to control a colony of cats in Vega Baja through TNR.

Donor

Rating: 5

The amount of love and time this group puts into the animals, their rescuers and their owners is unmatched. They are overly generous and genuinely care for both the animals and the people who care for them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Defensa Animal de Puerto Rico is a small group of amazingly caring animal lovers. They ensure that any and all animals are provided and cared for regardless of how little or how much veterinary care they will need. Cynthia goes to great lengths to provide free horse care training to anyone interested which will curb the misunderstandings and neglect of these beautiful animals and empower the young people with knowledge that they can pass along to others.

Kathy W.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is one of the best charities I have worked with. They are all there for you to be sure you are successful on each one of your rescues. Wish there were more people on this island with the heart and compassion that this organization has provided .
Thank you

Donor

Rating: 5

Defensa does an amazing job helping the animals in need!

1 Maite R.

Donor

Rating: 5

This org is really committed - the care and expertise in handling every situation is admirable and they are really making a difference in PR

Donor

Rating: 5

This team goes above and beyond for the animals in their care. With very little resources, they created a network of animal lovers, rescuers, rehabilitators, volunteers and fundraisers who do their best and then some. It was my pleasure to be the transport for two kitties from PR to Boston, and the entire process was so smooth and such a pleasure.

2 jklebenov

Client Served

Rating: 5

Defensa Animal De Puerto Rico is a beautiful and powerful volunteer organization, helping animals in need and also getting street animals spayed and neutered.

The work they do with the horses here is also especially moving to see. There are a lot of mistreated/abused horses and it is hurts to see but Defensa does an amazing job to bring the horses onto swaths of peaceful land where they are adopted by community members and cared for with huge love.

Earlier this year someone dumped a baby kitten at my house and Defensa was the first group I reached out to. I could not foster because I have two indoor cats and a small apartment. Within hours I was in contact with a community member who was willing to foster the sweet baby. That little kitten is now living it’s best life!

Defensa also does amazing work with tourists to get healthy dogs and cats flown back to the states when they are healthy and ready so if you are traveling and want to do something really GOOD, then you can talk to Defensa and they will work with you to arrange everything.

Just a great organization doing great work. Thank-you!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This dedicated crew of volunteers work tirelessly for the welfare of animals in need in Puerto Rico. Not only do they rescue animals off of the streets but they also facilitate neutering + spaying, rehabilitation and, of course, finding foster homes and forever homes for these critters in need. Truly great people doing great things.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Several years ago , while in PR, I had the chance to meet some of the pets who were being fostered by Defensa Animal de Puerto Rico and meet some of folks who give their time & love to help these animals. Words can’t express their dedication. We ended up having the chance to accompany one of the furry ones to meet their forever family in MA. I give whenever & whatever I can to make sure Defensa’s work can continue.

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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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Defensa Animal is doing vital work for animals in western Puerto Rico. Recently, they helped me rescue a sweet cat family from a life on the streets. They covered vet bills and helped market for adoption while I fostered a mama and her 3 babies. As of today, all 4 have adopters! They are also helping a sick little baby I bottle-fed after he was abandoned at a local shop. Without Defensa's support, I wouldn't be able to rescue and foster so many animals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Defensa Animal de PR truly has a commitment with every animal they safe. This organization is very responsible and work hard to make sure the animals they rescue have a great life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have been involved with Defensa Animal de Puerto Rico for over a year now and we can honestly say that they are a great animal rescue organization. We have worked with them on at least 12 feral kitten/cat rescues. About one third were tame enough to be adopted out while the balance were TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release). All of these cats will have a much better and more healthy life due to this top notch animal rescue organization! We donate to their efforts and recommend anyone else to do so also!

Carmen & Joe Romano
Rincon, Puerto Rico

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.

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

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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