Because of you, WUFAW has been able to accomplish more than we hoped in our inaugural year, from our first event benefitting the victims of domestic violence, to our trip to Puerto Rico where we delivered $5000 worth of medical supplies, and to everything in between.
Our founders would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you during this holiday season. We have been deeply touched by your love and support.
Peace and blessings,
Lindsay, Iris, Kiana, Valarie and Natalia
Paralyzed Mama Dog made the long journey across the Pacific, all the way from Guam to New England back in October. After amazing rescue, Paws of New England, stepped up to the challenge and offered to take her in and provide the necessary physical therapy she was desperately in need of. Just look at her now! She has made great strides in her ability to walk again.
Please follow https://www.facebook.com/PAWSNewEngland to see the latest news on her progress.
Two more stray pigs fly to safety. Bringing total number transported to 8.
Sisi and Teqi were rescued off the streets in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They flew to LAX to their new temporary home, Care Animal Rescue & Education Center in Lancaster. The founder, Share, is socializing them and teaching them to trust humans. Once they are ready they will be up for adoption through their website www.c-a-r-e-s.org
Our partner group, ARYA Pets, has rescued over 20 pigs in El Cano Martin de Pena and is working with us on organizing a sterilization program to eradicate the growing population. Stay tuned for updates on that.
Mama Dog is a sad result of the stray dog problem in Guam, a US territory, where the apathy towards animals is palpable. One day she was seen walking and the next she was paralyzed, yet still trying to care for her two puppies.
A concerned military wife living on base quickly came to her rescue. Sadly, Mama Dog suffered from multiple spinal injuries, most likely from being beaten, and she had been shot several times with a pellet gun, a common occurrence on the island.
The local vets all recommended euthanasia but we have different plans for her. Mama Dog will be coming to the US to be seen by VCA orthopedic surgeon Dr. Natalia Soto (one of our co-founders).
Read the full story here.
We are currently looking for a committed foster or adopter willing to help with physical therapy and mending this poor girl’s body. If interested please email
Stella was found at just 2 ½ months old living in a pagoda in Southern Cambodia, by a local rescue group SAW. The pagoda is big and unfortunately a well-known dumping site for unwanted animals and consistently ambushed by the animal meat traders.
The women from SAW immediately took Stella to the local vet because they noticed that she was unable to walk and her legs were mangled. There are NO orthopedic vets in the whole of Cambodia, so Stella’s prognosis was not good. The suggested treatment was euthanasia.
Instead, SAW decided to build her a makeshift wheelchair to see if they could help Stella walk again. But without surgery and physical therapy, she preferred to drag herself around and acclimated quite well to her new normal.
However, a few months later as Stella started to grow and needed more space they reached out to Pet Services of Cambodia and then to WUFAW to ask for help. After 5 months of trying to get Stella to the US she finally arrived in Los Angeles on August 22nd. Flown in personally by her rescuer, Nuria Lopez Conesa, to start her second chance at the life she deserves.
Photos of Stella