Multiple earthquakes in Puerto Rico wreaked havoc on the locals and their pets in January, leaving thousands of people homeless and rescue groups struggling to house their animals.
Because of our close partnership with ARYA Pets in San Juan and our history of saving animals together, we knew we had to help the dogs and cats affected by the devastation.
Our supporters generously donated so that we could provide much needed supplies to the areas hit the hardest, Guayanilla to Yauco in the Southwestern part of the island. ARYA Pets then delivered food, crates, and medical supplies to over 20 rescue groups/individuals over three different trips.
Puerto Rico is still feeling aftershocks with several more 4.0 quakes, continuing to traumatize the residents; many fleeing the island to find solace in the United States. Unfortunately, this now poses a new problem for rescue groups - people aren’t taking their pets with them, abandoning them in their yards or on the streets.