Vieques Humane Society and Animal Rescue


Rating: 4.9

Average rating from 17 reviews.

(4.9 out of 5, based on 17 reviews)

Route 200, km 2.4, Barrio Santa MariaPO Box 1399Vieques, PR 00765

2552 miles away
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Our mission is to relieve the suffering of the animals of Vieques. We have many ways in which we try to accomplish this and they are to spay and neuter as many animals as possible to reduce the overpopulation on the island, to promote responsible pet ownership and animals care, and to adopt out as many animals as we can off the island. Most importantly,we aime to be a community oriented organization where our services are available to everybody and to be a source of education about animal care and animal rights. At this moment we are visiting local schools educating the children about proper animal care and animal abuse and neglect. We hope to further our reach with education through camps and activities and we also hold fund raisers throughout the year to raise awareness and funds. Our dream would be that there would be no strays on the island, no dog that is left chained up in someones back yard, no cat left to have many litters, no unvaccinated animals left to suffer from disease and most of all to have all the people share in these dreams.


Vieques, Puerto Rico, a small island located off the mainland's east coast, for many years offered no veterinary or animal rescue services. During the early 1980's, a handful of concerned "immigrants" from the states and a few local residents took a serious interest. They began by feeding the island's multitudinous strays, then soliciting the help of Puerto Rican veterinarians to sterilize them. By 1987, the Vieques Humane Society and Animal Rescue, Inc. was officially established as a non-profit organization. Today, we still offer one of the only two veterinary services on the island and have developed many strong community based programs.

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Reader's Reviews (17)
Rating: 5

Great Shelter

posted 5 years ago

My family and I took a vacation to Vieques a few years ago and couldn't resist leaving without a furry friend. We went to the shelter on our last day there, but they were closed. When the heard the dogs barking to greet us, a staff came out and allowed us into the shelter, despite the fact it was the one day they were closed. We immediately bonded with a beautiful mutt. The woman we were working with helped us fill out all of the papers. Because she was a volunteer from the same area as we were, she was returning home in a month and offered to bring our new friend home with her and meet us at the airport. This was an extremely generous offer, so we took her up on it. A month later we received a wonderful dog. Although scared at the beginning, Navio settled in well. And how she loved the New England snow!
This is a wonderful shelter, which deserves some financial help to take even better care of the strays on the island.

Pros: Very nice people, great space for dogs to play

Cons: Low budget

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Rating: 5

Vieques Does A Lot with A Little

posted 6 years ago

I was amazed when I toured the facility how much these volunteers have done with so little. The new cat facility was great with lots of comfort for the cats living there.

Pros: Very dedicated staff

Cons: Limited resources

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