Baja 34 Animal Rescue Fund

$69,035 of $80k goal

Raised by 1,779 people in 24 months
Diana Finman Hall
for Baja Dogs La Paz
 Eagan,

As of August, 2016: 69 dogs & 19 cats rescued!
100% of Donations are going to help these neglected pets. If you are interested in adopting, please go to  http://bajadogslapaz.org/adoption-process/ 
Paypal donations can be made here:  http://bajadogslapaz.org/#causes 
If you live in the US or Canada and prefer to mail a check, please make payable to and send to:
Baja Dogs La Paz, 11149 Bootes Street, San Diego, CA 92126
Please note that your donation is for the Baja 34 Pack!

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Read below to hear the story of how we came to help these pups.


On a recent trip to La Paz, Mexico, we discovered a large pack of stray dogs and cats living on the beach together. Most of them were very thin and in need of medical attention. We counted 34 puppies, dogs, and cats living together in one big pack. 

The overpopulation of dogs in Mexico is a known problem, with an estimated 10,000 dogs in the state of Baja California Sur alone, but we were awestruck by the number of dogs and cats living in one pack and trying to survive together.

We knew immediately that we needed to help these dogs and cats as best we could. We discovered on our trip there was no way to bring any of them back with us due to regulations and requirements. We provided food and water for them daily, but felt helpless not being able to do more. We researched rescue groups in the area and discovered K9 Rancho Del Perro, a no-kill shelter, was working hard to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome the dogs of La Paz, however, their facility was full.  We also found Baja Dogs La Paz, an organization created out of the US to help the dogs of La Paz with donations and organizing transfer of dogs to the US and Canada for adoption. These organizations have been very helpful and have assisted us in our creation of a project to take care of the Baja 34 Pack!


We are determined to do our part to raise funds to help this pack of stray dogs and cats. This site will generate tax-deductible funds that will go straight to the Baja 34 Rescue Project. Our goal is to help the dogs that are already at the refuge facility so they can be found homes which will open up space for our pack to get help. There are many that need immediate medical care, we need to spay and neuter in a clean and safe environment, and we would love to bring some of these pups home to find their forever families in the the state of Minnesota!

More about the Baja 34 "pack”…
·     We counted 34 in total: 8 puppies about 3-4 weeks old, 5 puppies about 14 weeks old, 14 adult dogs and 7 cats.
·     There is a homeless man sharing his meals with them. His name is Jorge and he is an animal lover and takes care of them as best he can. Unfortunately, since none of the dogs are fixed, things have gotten out of hand. Jorge gets some money helping folks with their fishing boats but he lives there on the beach in his makeshift home. We don’t speak Spanish and he doesn’t speak English, but he knew we were there to help and accepted our water and food (for him and the animals). He showed us the new puppies and I think he hoped we would take some with. Sadly, we couldn’t.
·     Of course they are skinny – some more than others and many need medical help. One appeared to have a broken tail that was infected for example.
·     We couldn’t believe how they all got along! We fed them as one big pack and they just dove for the food and had no food aggression – even with the cats! We had some wet food and could feed them a forkful of food one at a time and they would all sit there and take turns, yes, even with the cats. They were well behaved and very friendly. It took a while for a couple of them to trust us, but in the end they were all happy to eat out of our hands – even the toughest little guy finally came around.
·     Those of you who know us, know our passion for taking care of animals. It wasn't a surprise that as soon as we saw the pack, we didn't even have to say anything, we just pulled over and immediately went up to them to learn more. Was it coincidence that we were there or destiny? We truly believe we were meant to be the people to help rescue these animals. At one point we drove down a side road so we could take a picture of the beach on which these animals were living. It wasn't until reviewing pictures that Jeff noticed the name on the boat in front. Coincidence?


Each and every one of these dogs and cats are well behaved and would make wonderful family pets. We were in awe of their trust in us and we saw hope in their eyes. Although they are starving for food, it was apparent they are also starving for love. Anything you can spare will help us toward our goal of rescuing them. A few dollars here will fill an empty puppy belly, help an animal in pain, or give them another day to survive.  Reaching our funding goal will help the Baja 34 pack and so many more animals in need. Thank you for reading and sharing our story with those who can also help.   
Sincerely,
Jeff & Diana Hall

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Update 128
Posted by Diana Hall
2 days ago
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6 more pups were abandoned last week in a bucket on the street near the beach. They just barely had their eyes open! This week these little gems are getting baths and a flea dip: THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT!!! They are on there way to a better life. They appear to be about a month old. There will be more expenses as we get them ready for their adoptions down the road, donations are appreciated to help take these pups from being left on the side of the road in a bucket, to being warm and cozy in someone's home. Thank you!
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Update 127
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1 month ago
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Woof Woof & Meowsers! Our GoFundMe campaign is now able to take Paypal directly! If you've been holding out, no more excuses to wait to donate. Make a kitty or puppy's day today - $5 feeds one for a week!
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Update 126
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1 month ago
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PUPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! Let's start off 2017 with a BANG! A great way to start out this year would be to help out a pet in need and donate a little to start our year off right! We want to rescue even more pups and kitties this year. With your help, we can make our resolution come true!
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Update 125
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2 months ago
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Just 3 away! We have 7 out of the 10 donations needed today to qualify for a cash prize to help our cause. Anything counts thank you! #gobeyondgiving
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Kirsten Jungert Horcher
21 months ago

I'm part of a rescue in IL.... if these dogs can get to the U.S. we can help place them. Pls contact me - AHeart4AnimalsAnimalWelfare@gmail.com

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Marilyn Holzerland
21 months ago

You guys need to use a program that takes Paypal. That is the only way we donate and many others as well. You are losing out on many impulse givers by not taking Paypal. We want to donate, but can't. ARGH!

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Wendy Thiessen
21 months ago

I agree with the PayPal comment. I think you would get a lot more donations with a paypal link. Even if it's one on your camp bow wow page. Thanks for helping all these animals. It takes special people to take on so many strays at once, especially when they are in another country.

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Elisabeth Perrin
22 months ago
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Hi, glad the dogs are all out, just wondering how the cats are doing?

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Rita Dluzak
21 months ago
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Jeff and Diana...Bless both of you! If only more people were like you two, the world would be a much better place. Thank you for caring for these creatures that needed you.

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Lisa Brueckner
21 months ago
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Thank you for rescuing these dogs and cats. I would love to adopt a Dog and make a contribution...

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Diana Finman Hall
17 months ago
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Please go here to donate via PayPal: http://tinyurl.com/q358fk4. And, please like this comment so it shows at the top of the comment page and others can find the link. Thank you!

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Robbie Mar
21 months ago
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Tips for goFund me. . How about explaining the pet adoption process for Mexico on the front page and show the fee. This would REALLY help you and people who want to adopt a pet

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Bella Mersea
20 months ago
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Your choosing to help...the conviction, the courage, the compassion, and commitment is so greatly appreciated. Thank-you.

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Ro Huntington
20 months ago
3
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Fantastic news that you have placed 34 animals. I am pleased to have donated and thank you for everything you have done for them,

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Lori Rundle
21 months ago
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3

Glad to see you have almost reached your goal. Could you please give the name of the rescue that was in charge of the sterilization program? Seems like the best way to help that country's strays is to contribute to programs like that.

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Teran Neff
21 months ago
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I see alot of stories about the dogs getting rescued. What about the cats and kitttens??

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Theresa Garzon
21 months ago
3
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Amazing teamwork and love to get these babies what they need. You simply are Angels!!!!!

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Diana Finman Hall
18 months ago
2
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You can donate via pay pal at http://www.bajadogslapaz.org/page/481381602 thank you!!

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Diana Hall
20 months ago
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Check payments or Paypal donations can be via the Baja Dogs La Paz site: http://www.bajadogslapaz.org/page/481381602 Please note that your donation is for the Baja 34 Pack! Thank you!

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Sonya Lee
21 months ago
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Such an amazing story

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Naomi Perez Marchand
22 months ago
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Thank you for helping these animals!

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Judy Zwyghuizen
21 months ago
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That is the most kind a generious thing I've seen of facebook GOD BLESS you guy's If it was me I'd also do the same thing!

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Jamie Girard
21 months ago
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I don`t have the money to contribute right now, but God bless you for what you have done!! I have shared your post and will pray for you and the babies!!! Thank you for being the best of humanity!!

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Fangfang Wen
21 months ago
1
1

You are doing a great thing! Its an amazing story!

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$69,035 of $80k goal

Raised by 1,779 people in 24 months
Created February 18, 2015
Diana Finman Hall  
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Baja Dogs La Paz
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SA
$20
Sylvia Assalit
2 days ago
GJ
$25
Garret James
2 days ago
SL
$25
Shellie Latva
4 days ago

Please apply to the Baja 34 dogs.

KD
$10
Kim A Duic
4 days ago
CG
$30
CHARL GOETHALS
5 days ago

animals are soooo important !!

LR
$20
Linda Rosa
7 days ago

You are an inspiration to humanity for stepping up for these precious animals!

SN
$100
Sanjaya Nath
7 days ago

Glad you guys are helping them. Hopefully they all get adopted

$10
Anonymous
7 days ago
JJ
$20
Jenn Jacobsen
7 days ago
AI
$10
Asoka Ishiura
7 days ago
Kirsten Jungert Horcher
21 months ago

I'm part of a rescue in IL.... if these dogs can get to the U.S. we can help place them. Pls contact me - AHeart4AnimalsAnimalWelfare@gmail.com

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Marilyn Holzerland
21 months ago

You guys need to use a program that takes Paypal. That is the only way we donate and many others as well. You are losing out on many impulse givers by not taking Paypal. We want to donate, but can't. ARGH!

+ Read More
Wendy Thiessen
21 months ago

I agree with the PayPal comment. I think you would get a lot more donations with a paypal link. Even if it's one on your camp bow wow page. Thanks for helping all these animals. It takes special people to take on so many strays at once, especially when they are in another country.

+ Read More
Elisabeth Perrin
22 months ago
9
9

Hi, glad the dogs are all out, just wondering how the cats are doing?

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Rita Dluzak
21 months ago
7
7

Jeff and Diana...Bless both of you! If only more people were like you two, the world would be a much better place. Thank you for caring for these creatures that needed you.

+ Read More
Lisa Brueckner
21 months ago
6
6

Thank you for rescuing these dogs and cats. I would love to adopt a Dog and make a contribution...

+ Read More
Diana Finman Hall
17 months ago
5
5

Please go here to donate via PayPal: http://tinyurl.com/q358fk4. And, please like this comment so it shows at the top of the comment page and others can find the link. Thank you!

+ Read More
Robbie Mar
21 months ago
5
5

Tips for goFund me. . How about explaining the pet adoption process for Mexico on the front page and show the fee. This would REALLY help you and people who want to adopt a pet

+ Read More
Bella Mersea
20 months ago
3
3

Your choosing to help...the conviction, the courage, the compassion, and commitment is so greatly appreciated. Thank-you.

+ Read More
Ro Huntington
20 months ago
3
3

Fantastic news that you have placed 34 animals. I am pleased to have donated and thank you for everything you have done for them,

+ Read More
Lori Rundle
21 months ago
3
3

Glad to see you have almost reached your goal. Could you please give the name of the rescue that was in charge of the sterilization program? Seems like the best way to help that country's strays is to contribute to programs like that.

+ Read More
Teran Neff
21 months ago
3
3

I see alot of stories about the dogs getting rescued. What about the cats and kitttens??

+ Read More
Theresa Garzon
21 months ago
3
3

Amazing teamwork and love to get these babies what they need. You simply are Angels!!!!!

+ Read More
Diana Finman Hall
18 months ago
2
2

You can donate via pay pal at http://www.bajadogslapaz.org/page/481381602 thank you!!

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Diana Hall
20 months ago
2
2

Check payments or Paypal donations can be via the Baja Dogs La Paz site: http://www.bajadogslapaz.org/page/481381602 Please note that your donation is for the Baja 34 Pack! Thank you!

+ Read More
Sonya Lee
21 months ago
2
2

Such an amazing story

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Naomi Perez Marchand
22 months ago
2
2

Thank you for helping these animals!

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Judy Zwyghuizen
21 months ago
1
1

That is the most kind a generious thing I've seen of facebook GOD BLESS you guy's If it was me I'd also do the same thing!

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Jamie Girard
21 months ago
1
1

I don`t have the money to contribute right now, but God bless you for what you have done!! I have shared your post and will pray for you and the babies!!! Thank you for being the best of humanity!!

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Fangfang Wen
21 months ago
1
1

You are doing a great thing! Its an amazing story!

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