Author Archives: Ivette Cruzado

A Celebration of Life: Leslie Laronga

On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, guests who had the honor of meeting Leslie Laronga gathered to celebrate her life. I have to be honest, I had only met her once. Leslie had prepared the flowers for one of ARF’s events … Continue reading

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2016 Recap: Another great year

We want to thank all of our supporters. Because of you we had a great year in 2016. We are very happy with the success of the mass sterilizations and we hope we can continue this program for many years. … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays and Many Blessings in 2017!

Very soon we will post our numbers for 2016, in the meantime we want to say Thank You to all of our supporters. Your donations helped us in caring for the dogs and cats of Rincon, Puerto Rico. We had … Continue reading

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CJ Trebol Agro-Center: More Products for your Pet’s Needs

In Vista Mar Shopping Center, here in Rincon, there is an agro-business run by a local family where board members of ARF  do their shopping: Casa Agricola y Pesca CJ Trebol. For years we have been happy with the variety of … Continue reading

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Adopting an Adult Dog – All You Need is Love

One of the problems we face in ARF of Rincon is the number of adult dogs that are abandoned, just because they are not puppies anymore. It truly breaks my heart when you see the eyes of this dog that … Continue reading

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Yes, you can take your dog with you!

In the past few months we have seen an increase in the number of dogs and cats abandoned, specifically because their owners moved to the mainland. I cannot imagine how they do it; I have promised myself that if I … Continue reading

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New Program: Sponsor a Dog’s or Cat’s Sterilization

Back in December 2015, ARF of Rincón hired the services of Dr. José A. Cruz, who has a mobile vet clinic, for mass sterilizations (30 dogs and cats can be sterilized in one day). The event was such a success that … Continue reading

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Sterilization is the Answer: Towards a Puerto Rico without Stray Dogs and Cats

It has been said that one female dog and her offspring can result in 67,000 dogs in six years. Yes, that is the number: 67,000 in just 6 years. How do they get that number? Well, let’s just do an … Continue reading

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How Do We Do It? A Message from ARF’s President

Rincón is a small town and I am lucky enough to know a lot of people. Some rescue organization members from other organizations have asked “How does ARF do it? How ARF has become successful?” Well the answer is easy: … Continue reading

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ARF of Rincón – Understanding Our Mission

Animal Rescue Foundation of Rincón (ARF of Rincón) was founded in 1997. It started simple: by feeding the strays and offering pet owners help in sterilizing their furry friends. Today, over 18 years later, we continue to educate pet owners … Continue reading

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