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Dumped on The Streets With Mange & No Home

  • Name: BOY & GIRL Puppies Needing a Chain-Free Home
  • Age: Baby

$475.00 raised of $1,050.00

One woman on our team was stopped on her morning jog this morning on the 413 by a lovely lady who was trying to help these two dumped puppies.   

We are working with our community to get Boy and Girl to the Vet this morning as they clearly have mange. More updates will come as we learn more but if all goes as planned they will be at the Vet today. The sooner they get meds in them, the better their chances are of survival and adoption.

We simply cannot do this without your financial donations.Thank you so very much. Love Boy & Girl <3

P.S. We understand puppies on chains is less than ideal. There are simply more unwanted dogs in Puerto Rico than there are homes. Also, with the heat of the Summer, American Airlines cancels many animal cargo flights while United is still not flying cargo animals due to their recent animal incidents. These poor dogs have a lot of obstacles in the way of them finding happiness. However, at least these 2 puppies are safe for now, and we will be reaching out to other groups and friends to work to find them homes off chains ASAP. Please do the same. The more working and sharing the better the chances for Boy & Girl.    


  • At the vet :)

    August 09, 2018

  • they are still in foster care in Puerto Rico. 

    We hope they will be flying to a partner rescue group in the States next week for the best opportunity at finding their forever happy home!

    August 09, 2018

  • still chill'en at their foster home

    Your donations will go towards their Vet care and flights to the States!    What a great rescue!  So easily it could have gone the other way without

    your donations, shares, Barks of Hope and their beautiful FOSTER FAMILY!!

    August 07, 2018

  • Getting bigger still on vet services

    Please donate and share for these two who have come so far but have so far to go!   NO MORE MANGE!  yeah! 

    August 04, 2018

  • off chains and doing well 

    Please continue to donate and share but we will update their cover photo because this is so wonderful!  Thank you all!

    July 30, 2018

  • Puppies today. Still for adoption and vet care continues 

    July 25, 2018

  • Yeah 

    July 24, 2018

  • puppies are off their chains forever

    They now need your donations and shares please to continue on their road to a happy home ending

    July 23, 2018

  • Thank you to all the fosters out there 

    We cannot love BOY and GIRL foster family more!

    July 23, 2018

  • Don't count your fosters before they hatch 

    Well that's not the right statement but that is the situation. BARKS OF HOPE is also having a difficult time finding a foster in Puerto Rico for these two puppies. So for now they continue where they are and adorable BOY in the back is ready for breakfast, bowl in mouth :)

    July 21, 2018

  • They should be off these chains within a day!   It is in process!

    And when they are we will be funding their full Vetting and flights to the States!  Please donate so we CAN DO IT!!!

    Thanks to our wonderful friends at BARKS OF HOPE - They are right now working to remove the puppies and we/DEFENSA are working to cover all the expenses involved with Vetting and Getting these puppies to their Happy Home Ending!   We will update you here as soon as we get the 411!

    July 18, 2018

  • sleeping together safely

    To our surprise no one has wanted to adopt cream colored GIRL locally yet.  So we might end up having to fly her to the States.  But for now they are safe together in their rescuers car port.    They do get to come off chains and play outside but their rescuer is an older lady and unable to let them roam free 24 x 7 as they do live right on the busy 413 road.    Their rescuer wants to keep BOY and he continues to take his mange medicines.  Both puppies are also on parasite removal meds.   We do ask for Volunteers to help socialize dogs like this. Unfortunately July is an off Season in Rincon and no one has take us up on any volunteering offers to play with or do Vet runs for these 2 adorables that were dumped on the street.

    July 12, 2018

  • We have lots of medicines they are taking FROM THE VET for mange and parasites

    BOY(black) has a home.   GIRL(cream) is for adoption.    But for both puppies Defensa will fund all their Vet services (spay/neuter, vaccinations, fecal)  Please donate and share for BOY & GIRL dumped on the streets and getting the best care we can pull together in the current reality of unwanted street animals in Puerto Rico

    July 04, 2018

  • Saturday's vet visit was a success 

    We have lots of medicine to administer, especially for BOY with the mange....please please make a donation for these sick young adorable ones 

    July 01, 2018

  • Puppies are at the vet now 

    June 30, 2018

  • The good the bad and the reality of the situation 

    These puppies will be okay, we have to repeat that often because otherwise you get lost in the current sad situation and stop helping!    We will not stop helping if you don't stop helping.   These puppies are not off their chains yet but we just meet with neighbors and volunteers and we have a game plan.   Our goal (and what seems to be coming together) is getting them in homes that can get them to our Vet and of course off the chains.  Please don't loose sight of the fact that they could be on the side of a highway in the brush of Puerto Rico with no hopes of being found or getting to the Vet.   We have to tell ourselves these things all the time too.   It can be a heavy burden seeing animal after animal that is unwanted in Puerto Rico!   We simply could not continue without Poundwishes and YOU!     These puppies are on a path to success with your shares and donations!

    June 29, 2018