Help Us Fix & Fly More Street Dogs in Puerto Rico

$325.00 raised of $3,000.00

Donate directly to this wish or participate in our Defensa My Puerto Rican Rescue Photo Contest to help us get them to their Furever Families! Don't have your own PR rescue to enter? That's okay .. enter one of our Poundwishes Animals as yours, use our photos even!! That's totally within the rules and super fine by us!!!! Amazing prizes and what is raised goes 100% to the rescued animals - your winnings can go towards any animal or towards furever homes - you decide!   Enter or vote at "https://www.gogophotocontest.com/defensamypuertoricanrescue2018"

The most challenging task we face other than finding the animals in our care loving, forever homes, is paying for their travel expenses.

Before Hurricane Maria hit there was an estimate 500,000 abandoned animals living the streets of Puerto Rico.  That number has grown extensively since the hurricane.   Residents of the island are fleeing in record numbers leaving their animals behind.  Intact animals are roaming the streets adding to the population by the day looking for food and a safe place to sleep.  The cycle has no end in sight.  The dozens of rescue groups and independent rescuers on the island are overwhelmed.  

Which is why we need YOUR HELP -

Most often we chose to fly the animals off the island because their chances for a better life are so much greater but the cost to send a dog or a cat to the states is extremely expensive as well as time consuming.  

A rough estimate of the costs for 1 dog (it will vary by size/weight of dog) 

Vet health Certificate $20-$25

Crate $80-$120

Flight $400 (40lb dog)

AVERAGE COST just to get them on a plane!  $525 EACH

This number does not include food, gas to drive to the airport and the much needed time from volunteers!!!

Our goal is to send more animals off the island to areas where they are highly adoptable and will live a life they all deserve.  

We can't do that without YOUR help and donations.  

PLEASE consider helping us end the cycle of unwanted, neglected and abandoned animals on the Island of Puerto Rico!




Updates

  • Because of your donations to Flights 4 Forever homes, Rocky was able to make the trip to Boston where he is now enroute to Maine to Responsbile Pet Care of Oxford Hills and a much better chance of finding a forever home.  

    This guy is special and we know he will be adopted fast now that he’s in the states. 

    Thank you for your continued support for Flights 4 Forever homes 

    May 06, 2018


  • Puerto Rican dogs are the best.   Check out street dog CRICKET rescued from Puerto Rico now enjoying life as STAR in Canada!!!


    May 03, 2018


  • MAX on his way to USA - Thanks to those who rescue, donate and share!   Facebook/DefensaRincon

    April 19, 2018


  • COWBOY made it to his FURever home!  Thank you all so much for helping us help them!

    April 17, 2018


  • When you donate to the Flights 4 forever homes you will be helping dogs like MAX this 33lb 5 month old bundle of love.

    MAX along with 18 puppies were found in a horse stable in Hatillo PR. Unfortunately 6 of the puppies did not survive the neglect but the remaining 13 are thriving and ready to fly to find their forever families.

    With your help we can help dogs (and cats) like MAX leave the island in search for a better future.

    Please consider even a small donation to Flights for Forever homes! You would be helping save the lives of so many.

    April 10, 2018


  • Furever homes are the best!!!  Donate directly to this wish or participate in our Defensa My Puerto Rican Rescue Photo Contest!   Don't have your own PR rescue to enter? That's okay .. enter one of our Poundwishes Animals as yours!   That's totally within the rules!!!!   Amazing prizes and what is raised goes 100% to the rescued animals - your winnings can go towards any animal or towards furever homes - you decide!   

    March 21, 2018