This Year, Pets Alive Puerto Rico Celebrated
WORLD SPAY DAY 2013
by offering low cost Spay/Neuter, vaccinations, collar & ID tag to pet owners for just $50.
THANK YOU to more than 150 pet owners who brought their pets to be spayed/neutered during this world-changing event!!
Special thanks to Hospital Veterinario San Francisco de Asis in Hatillo
for sharing our vision and giving it wings!
And a HUGE THANK YOU to the Cold Noses Foundation
for providing the funding for the first 100 Low Cost Spay/Neuters
during this AWESOME EVENT!
It's not too late for YOU to help!
YOU can sponsor one spay/neuter release for $80.
Spay/neuter release is suitable for stray dogs that are in safe situations where guardians are feeding, watering and watching over them daily. Your gift of $80 allows Pets Alive to spay/neuter & vaccinate, collar & tag one stray dog.
YOU can sponsor one low cost spay/neuter for just $30.
Your gift of $30 allows Pets Alive to offer one low cost spay/neuter to a pet owner who wants to make sure that their pet never adds to the population of unwanted animals in Puerto Rico.
Pets Alive is working in Puerto Rico EVERY DAY to help save abandoned and abused animals. Come take a "Rescue Vacation" at our 6 acre dog sanctuary - it's a place for you to come and rejuvenate your spirit by helping to save lives.
Should dogs this young even BE on their own?
They are out there alone every day.
Struggling to survive.
Struggling to find food each day.
With no help from the town.
Few people that care about them.
But we care, and we know YOU care, too.
With YOUR help, we plan to save them. ALL OF THEM!
Clearly, we launched Pets Alive Puerto Rico with a HUGE bang. The dog runs opened on April 12, 2012. By mid July, we had already rescued 172 dogs, including 145 puppies under the age of 5 months! By October the number of dogs rescued had climbed to 246! We are making a huge impact in saving the neglected, abused and abandoned dogs that are dumped on the streets and beaches in towns all over Puerto Rico.
Before we opened the sanctuary, it was so difficult to save dogs remotely. We could pull just a few dogs at a time, get them vetted and then get them to the States where they were adopted out. This method made little impact since without spaying and neutering, the dogs left behind reproduce, resulting in a vicous cycle that left us always swimming upstream to try to save them all. And the lack of veterinarians to work with and lack of local foster homes or a shelter to house the dogs while we nursed them to health and prepared them for travel were huge obstacles in our efforts to save dogs remotely. Our plan to build a Pets Alive Puerto Rico sanctuary is finally a reality. Now we have a location to help these dogs.
We have launched a low cost spay/neuter/immunization program to help people who want to take good care of thier pets. Too long the choice for animal loving Puerto Ricans has been to pay money they don’t have to spay/neuter/immunize their pets, or abandon their pets somewhere because they couldn't afford to get them help. We are extending our hand to all the people. If they wish to be kind to their pets, then we will see to it that they have that option.
Our new location is just perfect. Six secluded acres overlooking the mountains and lakes. Centrally located to major airports. Stunningly gorgeous property with paths that cut through the vegetation where we have built our enclosures for the dogs. The house is also beautiful. A warm and welcoming place for our supporters to come and spend a “rescue vacation”, volunteering at the sanctuary, helping to pull dogs from the streets & beaches, and transporting them stateside at the end of their stay.
Will you help us?
We are asking you to join us in this mission to save these lives. Please help us pay for just ONE dog's life, or even PART of that. Even $5 or $10 will help us. We need you. THEY need you. Please don't look at these faces and let them down.
New Volunteer OrientationSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 11 a.m.
So many animal lovers who live on this beautiful island are trying their best to help, but are feeling overwhelmed by the large numbers of dogs in need on the streets. It's time to JOIN FORCES with Pets Alive! If you have one hour a week or a few hours every month, WE NEED YOU!!
Walking dogs and playing with puppies, bathing, grooming, laundry, cleaning dog runs, office work, organizing supplies – there is something for everyone to do. Please consider helping the animals by volunteering at Pets Alive. We NEED your help continue our very important work.
Did you know that we accept volunteers of ALL ages? Well behaved children who are willing and able to follow directions are always welcome to volunteer at Pets Alive (accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian). So make volunteering a family affair! For more information or to register for the upcoming orientation, please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not able to volunteer, please consider a one time donation or monthly gift to help Pets Alive Puerto Rico continue our work. Just $30 allows us to provide a low cost voucher to a family who wants to spay/neuter/immunize their pet. $80 allows us spay/neuter/immunize a street dog to increase their quality of life and ensure they are no longer adding to the population of unwanted dogs on the street. Click here to sponsor or donate. XO
We have volunteers from every corner of Puerto Rico. But if the drive to Utuado is too far for you, won’t you please consider volunteering at your local shelter or local rescue organization? The animals there need you just as much as ours do!!
IT'S TIME! Please put your love into action for the animals of Puerto Rico. Thank you!! XO