Build an animal shelter in Mexico

Isla Animals Rescue is HOMELESS. We have been forced out of our shelter space on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. We ARE GETTING SO CLOSE to completing the building of our shelter, even if we still haven't raised all the funds needed to complete it, even when we are split between so many rescue cases that need our attention... We couldn't just SIT AND WAIT! Our plans for the new shelter will be able to house dogs and cats, have space for isolation cases, and for visiting vets to do surgeries and consults for our animals.

Isla Animals does not have the money to make this happen, but you can help by donating to our building fund. It is our dream to have our own space that no one can take away from us.
We broke records this year, we have adopted over 200 dogs, sterilized more than 1000 animals, and we keep rescuing from the streets! Since out eviction we have taken over 100 dogs, and found creative ways to provide the space the dogs need and the best quality of veterinary care.
We are scrambling and our hearts are BREAKING... the animal care we have provided for 23 years is still needed! But we cannot operate with no shelter. SOS PLEASE HELP!!!!

Since 2001 Isla Animals Rescue, located on Isla Mujeres, Mexico, has been fighting to rescue and sterilize the street dogs of the island. We’ve worked tirelessly for decades to offer free services to the community and to offer government-like services (there are no government programs for animals or humane society here). We operate SOLELY on donations. By forcing us out of our location, they’re stopping us from the work that we do for free. We cannot afford a new location, not to mention there are no animal shelter-like locations on the island even available! By taking away our shelter the 200 dogs we’ve sent out this year alone would never have been possible! We are in a CRISIS.


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Isla Animals
Boulder, CO
Isla Animals
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