Help Homeless Dogs in Puerto Rico

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Raised by 32 people in 15 months

Hi friends!

In less than 5 weeks, I will be competing in the 70.3 Ironman Puerto Rico. This grueling triathlon consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a windy 56 mile bike ride, and then a hot 13.1 mile run.

Believe it or not, this is only a small part of the challenge.  For me, this is so much more than a race. This is my chance to help the homeless dogs of Puerto Rico, and I’m asking you to join me.

Why does this triathlete care about the dogs, you ask?  Here’s WHY.

I’ve always been a dog lover. This made it impossible to ignore the huge number of homeless dogs and the horrible conditions they endured when I competed on the island for the first time in 2016.

I left the island wishing I could do more, but what could I do?

Well, fate was at work. The day after I got home, I was told that a local rescue group was looking for someone to foster a dog from Puerto Rico. Of course, I said YES!

Any apprehension I had about fostering a dog from the streets disappeared the minute I met Chica. She is the sweetest, most loving dog on the planet. Within 24 hours, I notified the rescue group that she wasn’t going anywhere. She was already a part of my family. And she became my inspiration.

There is a huge population of homeless dogs in Puerto Rico, and I am fighting for them to have the same chance at a wonderful life that Chica was lucky enough to get.

With your donation and your support, we can change the lives of so many dogs that deserve to have safety, food, homes, and, most importantly, families that love them.

The money I raise will be given directly to rescuers in Puerto Rico who I know personally – those who saved Chica (and many more). They give endless hours and use their own money to save these dogs. With your help, these wonderful rescuers will be able to pay vet bills, buy food, and provide these deserving animals with basic needs. And eventually, they will be sent to the U.S. to find their forever homes!

Please consider donating, no amount is ever too small.

And . . . if you’re looking to adopt a dog, please consider adopting a “Sato” (slang for mutt or homeless dog in PR). I can help you find one!
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Hello again!

I want to start off by thanking everyone again for their donation to the homeless dogs in Puerto Rico.

I decided to open this "GoFundMe" campaign again because I am in the midst of rescuing more dogs in Puerto Rico, many of which need medical care before they can fly here to the U.S.

If you have it in your heart to donate, the dogs in Puerto Rico will be ever so grateful, as will I.

To find out exactly where your dollars go, please follow me on Facebook as I'll post when I donate to a specific dog's vet bill.

Thank you again!
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As I'm packing up to leave for Puerto Rico on Thursday, I just wanted to say THANK YOU again for donating.

Licelia Rivera is the lady who rescued my dog, Chica, and I'll be meeting her for the first time face-to-face. We've become good friends via Facebook so I feel as if I know her already. You can bet there will be a few tears shed when we meet! I've also gotten to know many other "rescue women" through FB, and we'll meet for the first time.

My half Ironman is this Sunday, and it'll be a HOT one. The weather will reach 85 degrees with 70% humidity. But I'm so fortunate that my new "rescue friends" will be there to cheer me on!

In the days after the race, I will be volunteering my time to help the dogs in whatever ways they need me. I'll meet a number of dogs that are in vet care (and soon up for adoption), and also those who are adoptable now.

It's going to be heartbreaking beyond words for me to really see the vast number of homeless dogs in Puerto Rico. I've seen pictures of injured and abused animals, but to SEE it in person will be reeeealllly hard for me. I'm going to want to take them all home!

On that note, if you are looking to add a new dog to your family, please let me know and I will find you the perfect dog! I'm dead serious, I would love to bring a dog home for YOU!

Thank you again for donating to my cause. Every dollar will go directly to vet bills, food, supplies, etc. The people and the dogs will be sooo appreciative!

Make it a great day! Bless YOU <3

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This is my "WHY". Look at this dog, Sailor.
This 3-month old dog was rescued in early February, and he even couldn't walk! His skin was in awful condition. Fast forward only 2 weeks and look at him now!
It just shows what good food, vet care (antibiotics) and love can do!

He will soon be on a flight to the U.S. to find his forever home! He's an absolutely adorable, loving, sweet dog that will make a family soooo happy.

Please help these poor dogs in Puerto Rico. They need our help!! Here in the U.S. we have tons of rescue groups, the humane society, etc. but they don't have the same level of support in PR.

Forgo that cup of joe today and donate $5.
Or more if you can swing it! Every dollar counts!

Thank you!
"Sailor" after just 2 wks of love!
He couldn't walk before!
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