About Us

ABOUT ARF of Rincon

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) of Rincón is an animal welfare organization that services the town of Rincón, Puerto Rico, that started in 1997 in the face of a sad incident. It was started by a handful of devoted volunteers that would rescue and find homes for dogs and cats. Since then, it has evolved to focus on eradicating animal overpopulation. Our new focus is on mass sterilization as well as providing workshops in schools in order to involve the community in our mission. Students can also do voluntary hours with us. In 2015, a total of 432 dogs and cats were rescued; 411 dogs and cats were adopted. We also assisted 42 families to travel with their pets and we were able to reunite 95 pets with their owners.

It is important that people understand that we are not an animal shelter nor employees of the municipality of Rincón. We are a group of volunteers who keep the rescued animals in our own homes. We will help as far as our personal situation permits.

ARF of Rincón Board Members:

President: Miriam Juan
Vice President: Ivette Cruzado
Office Administrator: Lillian Koyce
Treasurer: Miriam Pérez
Director of Public Relations: Luis F. Ortiz,
Rescuers and Foster Parents: Wanda Colón, Sue Westfry, Sue and Wolfgang Ragowsky
Volunteers: Christian Figueroa, Soemi Garcia, Christian Alduen, Shelly Allen, Nancy Lorenzo, Patricia Chambers
Young Volunteers: Brandon Feliciano, Janiel Ortiz, Aalaiyah Ortiz, Aleysha Ortiz