The Guanica Animal Rescue Project has taken a real blow from Hurricane Maria. The situation is dire and we have sustained catastrophic damage on the island. The whole island of Puerto Rico is without power and it is not expected to be back for maybe six months. Our foster home has lost its roof and we need to rebuild as soon as possible to prevent more rain from coming in. We are raising funds to 'raise the woof' and other supplies; food, water, cleaning supplies, fresh bedding and medical as needed. We need help. Please.
We have heard from news reports that many roofs were blown away and rain and flooding continues in Guanica. Our roof was in jeopardy before the hurricane, so from limited reports, we know we no longer have a roof. This puts our rescues in grave danger. Just prior to Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Irma gave us a humidity spike which created an environment rich for airborne Parvo virus. And now Hurricane Maria.
We lost three of Manchi's puppies to Parvo and have two others at the vet since before Maria in treatment. No matter how much we bleached and cleaned we were not going to get ahead of Parvo virus when airborne. It is heartbreaking as our puppies were healthy, happy and eating like little piglets. We could not battle the virus with such extreme weather conditions battling back at us. We know we gave them the best chance that they never would have had if we had not brought them in with their mom, Manchi. We have to help and protect the survivors.
Our other fosters Romeo and Juliet could not fly out before the hurricane and we still have them in our care along with Hope, Forest and Manchi and her remaining three puppies. We also found one more pup of the litter that Romeo and Juliet are from wandering the streets and we have taken him in the day before the hurricane. His name is Cane.
Forest just started his heartworm treatment prior to the hurricane and this stress will not be good for him while he recuperates. He's come so far and now this. Again, we have to keep them all safe, dry and fed.
Please help our rescues. We're trying to give them a fighting chance and they all have come so far. They have suffered enough prior to rescue. We need to hold up our end and promise to protect them and continue to give them safety and shelter. There are many other dogs (and cats) that are awaiting help after this devastating hurricane. We need to help our rescues first and will be heading out to the community when safe to help the homeless animals in our area of Guanica.
Any amount helps. Please donate.