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Defensa Animal De Rincon

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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 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: Puerto Rico Animal Rescue - Unowned Animals - The Street Animals of Puerto Rico

Programs: Hope4Horses, Open Rescue, Equine Education, TNR Cats Trap & Release

Community Stories

66 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Greg61


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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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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2 Michelle312


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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