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Defensa Animal De Rincon

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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 exact numbers at the beginning of each month. On our blog DefensaRincon.org/OurNumbers and on our Facebook/DefensaRincon page

Target demographics: Rescue and Help unowned animals in Puerto Rico - Dogs, Cats & Horses mostly but we have helped cows and pigs too. If someone can use our programs we will not turn away an animal in need.

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

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

Programs: Hope4Horses, Open Rescue, Free Horse Class, TNR Cats Trap & Release

Community Stories

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Carlos L.

Donor

Rating: 5

Just a quick note about Cynthia. She is a very trustworthy person. Her efforts are from the heart and the love she has for animals. Your donations totally reach their destination.

1 Kathy216

Client Served

Rating: 5

DAR is such an awesome organization! They love and care for these poor homeless animals until a forever home can be found. They go above and beyond just finding homes. We adopted our pup from DAR and he was well loved and cared for before safely delivered to us in California.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

DAR formed their organization after seeing a dire need to help more animals in our Puerto Rican community. They respond quickly and professionally to complaints of animal mistreatment and help the stray animals to find the care they need.

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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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1 Molly40

Client Served

Rating: 5

DAR provides vet care and foster support for homeless animals, as well as promotion and technical assistance to indevidual rescuers. They have helped with various aspects of several rescues I was involved in. All volunteer organization, totally committed and trustworthy. You can feel confident donating that the funds will be used to help animals.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Since the 151st time I visited Rincon and then upon moving there, there has been a tremendous change in the amount of strays animals on the streets thanks to DAR. Their ever striving approach to not only saving, spaying, or neutering the animals but to find them forever homes is constant and unwavering. Everyone involved gives 110% I have never met a more dedicated loving group of people!!

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1

Donor

Rating: 5

This community minded group of rescuers and volunteers are all heart and brave as hell. They are
Completely selfless and will go to great lengths to help all animals above there own needs.
They care, they're unified and 100% all in for the animals.

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1 Greg61

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Really great, helped me take care of a very young abandoned kitten I had found. Little cat has made a full recovery and is going to a nice home soon. Thanks!!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been going to PR for years on vacation.. For a few years , there were SO many dogs in the street.. It made me sad to go there. NOW.. Hardly any!! Know why? It's DAR.. They REALLY have made such a difference & not only need but deserve this ! Thank You,, Gloria Hufnagel

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1 Rosa S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen this organization fight for the homeless animals in this little town by consistently answering the calls when a very sick dog is found in the area. They use the any public medium to advertise their pets for adoption. This organization love what they do.

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1 Michelle312

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization, not only helps the stray animals in Puerto Rico, they try to find them forever homes in the states. They also do a free horse care class and share info of puppies that are looking for homes. Theyre doing a great job.

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