Defensa Animal de Puerto Rico Animal rescue in Rincon, PR

Defensa Animal de Puerto Rico is a Puerto Rico-based nonprofit working to help the dogs, cats and horses on the island by:

- Lowering the number of dogs, cats and horses that are injured, un-owned or neglected by providing adoption marketing and financial assistance for vet services
- Increasing the rate of sterilization of all cats and dogs and castration of stallions/horses
- Taking in, rehabilitating and rehoming unwanted, injured or abandoned horses

For dogs, cats, pigs, birds, etc., Defensa relies on foster homes. For horse rescue, Defensa utilizes donated land.

Rincon, PR 00677
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Our adoption process works by allowing potential adopters to work directly with the animal's rescuer to decide if it is a good match! You can find the rescuer's contact information in the animal's adoption listing. Should you encounter any problems reaching the rescuer, please let us know at – we are here to help!

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