In September 2017 our island of Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Irma which lasted for more than 35 hours, making it one of the strongest and longest, storms on record. And just a few days later - before the island could even start to rebuild - they were hit again by Hurricane Maria. The devastation was immense and the affect it had on the animal population was catastrophic.
At the beginning of October, Global United Dog Project sent a volunteer to the island to evaluate the devastation and start immediate relief efforts. Together with the people of Puerto Rico, we have worked tirelessly to help these dogs, collaborating with officials and rescue groups. So far we have helped thousands of animals with rescue efforts, medical attention, food and supplies for our communities.
But now we need your help too.
To date, we have been funding the Global United Dog Project through private funds and some very generous donations from supporters who are as concerned about the welfare of these dogs as we are. But there is still so much work to be done.
The Global United Dog Project is dedicated to continuing its support to Puerto Rico by:
* Improving human health by improving animal health
* Helping domestic pets and providing them with care, food and medical attention
* Community education on how to better care for their pets
* Helping the stray animal population with a spay and neuter campaign
* Saving stray dogs and relocating them to new loving families in the States
We have a volunteer group on the ground who ensure that all of the donations we receive will be used to help care for and feed these dogs - including the twice daily food run to various spots on the island.
To give you an idea of the difference you can make a donation of just $50 feeds 15 dogs for a week.
If you share our passion for dogs and animal welfare please consider donating, volunteering or sharing this with your circle of friends.
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