Hurricane Maria Animal Fund

$5,940 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 202 people in 5 months
The animals of Puerto Rico need your help!

There is a massive homeless animal crisis on the island of Puerto Rico and now, so many animals will face a raging hurricane without shelter.

100% of the funds raised will go to Barks of Hope. www.barksofhope.org

Barks of Hope is an in-home / foster based rescue group working to save the homeless animals of Puerto Rico. They have contacted me, pleading for help as Hurricane Maria, a category 5 storm, churns towards the island. They have so many animals and will have so many more once the storm passes.

They need funds for food, medical treatment for injured animals and to cover transport costs so they can move some of the animals off the island, to their shelter transfer partners on the mainland. 

100% of the funds raised will go to Barks of Hope. www.barksofhope.org.  This organization regularly helps other rescuers on the island. Funds will be distributed where they are needed the most.

Thank you for helping the animals of Puerto Rico!

My name is Rebecca Rodriguez. I am a foster parent for one of Barks of Hope's transfer partners in the Pacific Northwest. I will forward the funds to Barks of Hope via Paypal or wire transfer. Funds will be used to help the animals with food, medical and transportation.

If you prefer to make a donation directly, please visit www.barksofhope.org and click on the PayPal link.
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Carmelo and Priscilla reunited!
Carmelo and Priscilla - a love story
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I produced a year-end video for Barks of Hope. Please support this awesome group.
Barks of Hope 2017
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Freedom Flight!

Carmelo, one of the dogs pictured in the campaign photo has finally taken his freedom flight from Puerto Rico to the Pacific Northwest. And guess what? Carmelo already has a meet and greet! He is heartworm positive so we have been looking for a very special home for him and I’m happy to report he has several people interested in being his forever family. We are still trying to get his pal Priscilla so please hold good thoughts for her. Thank you all for your kind support and for helping Barks of Hope.
He is one happy boy!
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Things have been moving along nicely for Barks of Hope. They helped coordinate the transfer of 127 dogs and 11 cats with the generous assistance of ARF of the Hamptons. This provided relief to several rescues in Puerto Rico and gave a great deal of hope to several animals.

Leo has sent several special needs dogs to the Pacific Animal Society in Vancouver, Washington. One dog, in particular, had a heartbreaking past. Pictured here is Miley. A bully that was rescued from the streets by Barks of Hope and rehabilitated. Sadly, numerous rescue groups passed her by for transfer. She is here with us now and we are going to give her the "happily ever after" that she deserves!

In addition, my four Puerto Rico puppies (Chris, Jef, Penny and Sarah) all found amazing homes! Soon, another five dogs will be coming our way!

Thank you for supporting and sharing this campaign. There is a lot of work to be done and I'm grateful for your kindness.

Miley Made It!
This was Miley when BOH rescued her.
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$5,940 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 202 people in 5 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Barks Of Hope
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West Orange, NJ
EIN: 471784105
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