Island Dog is focused on helping animals in Puerto Rico by concentrating on the BIG picture. Our spay & neuter programs are key to ending animal overpopulation and reducing unwanted births. WHY? Because PREVENTION is always better than a cure!!
Discount Sterilization & Vaccine Program for owned pet/s
Over 50% of the population in Puerto Rico lives below the poverty line. Because many families have a difficult time feeding themselves, Island Dog created a discount spay and neuter program. For the low cost of $55.00, residents of Puerto Rico receive sterilization surgery, vaccines, and a health exam. For many locals this is their first introduction to a veterinarian.
Community Dog Sterilization
Island Dog created the Community Dog Project in 2008 because of the 200,000 + homeless dogs in Puerto Rico.
In communities throughout the island, there are dogs that are cared for & loved by neighborhoods. These dogs enjoy their "island life." True to their name, they are Island Dogs. This project provides sterilization, vaccines, and preventive care medicines, like monthly flea & tick.
Cat Trap & Release
Although we are "Island Dog," we love cats! AND we can't ignore the MILLIONS of homeless cats in Puerto Rico. While we would love to rescue many of the cats we meet, there is still a serious cat overpopulation problem in the United States. Therefore, we have created a trap & release program. Each cat is sterilized, vaccinated, given medications, and fed daily. We currently support several colonies throughout the island.