Did you know Defensa is currently THE ONLY 501c3 Animal Rescue Group on the Island of Puerto Rico helping the unwanted and in-need street horses?

It costs us on average $300 to minimally help a street horse!  That cost can go up to $1000 when you add the time, feeding, housing, vetting and care required to help an unwanted horse be wanted!!!   But we do it because of people like you who read, care and donate!  Currently no government agency helps Defensa with funding, although we continue to ask for it from them!!   We hope you enjoy the photos and rescue stories that follow!

Find our current rescued horses HERE.  These rescues are made possible by your Tax Deductible Donations – if you prefer to purchase an item here is our Amazon Horses Wishlist – we are a Federal and PR Non Profit.  All Stallions rescued by Defensa are castrated prior to release.

Rescued Horses & Our Aibonito Sister Sanctuary


Currently we have a unique page for each horse we rescue.   You will find the list in our menu – when you hover over the menu item ‘A Rescued Horse’ – shown with this arrow here

We do not list those horses we cross paths with too late to help but whom we euthanize.

Enjoy our Hope4Horses Videos