Contact Defensa Animal de Rincon

Defensa Animal de Rincon

is an official Federal 501c3 Non Profit Animal Rescue group (conception date of 11/1/13, IRS recognized 2/1/14 EIN 660811657 Puerto Rico Exemption as of 1/1/15). We communicate via – we do not have a shelter or take in animals except for Horses.  We help people to rescue street animals in Puerto Rico via our Open Rescue Program.  Our work and the situation for the homeless animals in Puerto Rico has been reported on by CNN Senior Writer and Editor Heather Long in “Puerto Rico has become ‘dead dog island‘” and also in the The Documentary 100,000 The Movie.

We are based out of Rincon but we will help anyone in Puerto Rico rescue/help a dog, cat or horse.  We post our current months animal count & financial/PL around the 1st of every month on Defensa Facebook Page & in our Blog Our Numbers.

You will find our Puerto Rican Rescued Animals for adoption on our website as well as on Overstock, PetFinder, AllPaws and AdoptAPet.

Please share us on Facebook as it is a great way to find rescued animals forever homes and bring in more donations.   Our animals are FREE to GREAT homes and that can even include their travel costs.   This means, if you find an abandoned, neglected or abused animal we will help you keep the animal yourself or find the animal a forever family.

Conditions in Puerto Rico

There was an excellent documentary done, showing the intense conditions of the animals throughout Puerto Rico. We invite you to educate yourself on these conditions by viewing the Documentary 100000 Movie.  The Documentary is a few years old but the situation has not changed.


Defensa Animal de Rincon is a Puerto Rico based non profit working to increase sterilization rates among cats and dogs on the island and to lower the number of injured, un-owned or neglected animals in Puerto Rico; improving all animal lives through educational programs, awareness and offering assistance to animal rescuers.

Funded 100% Via Donations

Defensa is always open to and looking for large donations to be used to continue our mission. We can extend our services or offer free services with large donations.  Make a one time Donation or join our Sponsor Club


When someone finds an animal in need we help with Vet Services and Marketing for Adoption.  Please read our Defensa Rescue Page to see how we can help you help an animal.