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Old 06-22-2008, 10:34 PM
Location: Chicagoland
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Are there any pet rescue facility/organizations where stray animals can be dropped off? I know there are stray animals everywhere, but wow...
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:56 PM
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Well it appears not much has changed in regards to stray animals since I was in PR. You might try contacting some of these places:

puerto rico humane society - Google Search

This link is a must read:

Tragedy in Puerto Rico Underscores the Bigger Issues | The Humane Society of the United States (http://www.hsus.org/about_us/humane_society_international_hsi/cruelty_issues_around_the_world/tragedy_in_puerto_rico_101907.html - broken link)
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:20 PM
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Reports of strays being thown over bridges (MSNBC) was one of the main reasons we initially decided against living in PR, but went on vacation and loved it.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:49 AM
Location: Buffalo NY
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Hi good morning CindyBQuilts that incident you are talking about had never happened before this was an isolated incident,and if you decided not to move there for one minor incident you probably did not do you homework right. Try to do a little more research before you generalize your views. No offense just a suggestion. GATO
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: Pets in Puerto Rico

I relocated here from NYC in 1986, and as this is a small island, the economy is also small!

We Puerto Ricans for the most part are animal lovers, but I found that the lack of jobs and money make taking an animal to the vet almost impossible.

Most people here will not vaccinate their animals. Or else they will buy the vaccine at the animal feed store and administer it themselves.

I make it my business to take my three dogs to the vet.

The last time I witnessed a pack of stray dogs in my neighborhood, I called the authorities, only to be dryly told that "we do not have those type of services" I repiled, I guess they have to bite someone first before any action is taken".

There are, perhaps, two animal shelters that I know of, and all they really are, are euthanizing centers! No adoption there! Also if you take a stray in, you have to pay, and if it's sick, you have to pay more or else they will not take the animal!
So they roam the streets. Perhaps if the government had an awareness campaign via the media it would help.

I doubt that's going to happen, when there are so many other priorities that are not addressed either!

But, aside from that, I'm glad I made the move. The island is beautiful, it's the politics that ruins it! LOL
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:11 PM
Location: Rincon Puerto Rico
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Default what part of the island do you live in?

There are many pet organizations all over the the island. Many are just small groups of people with big hearts. In the western side of the island, there are groups in Aguadilla, Anasco, Rincon, Mayaguez, and Cabo Rojo.
The animal shelter in Mayaguez has a site: Villa Michelle: Albergue de Animales
They have a section in their site with website links of other animal groups/shelters around island.

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