Since I have been involved with ARF of Rincon, none of our dogs and cats (both our own as well as our fosters) have given birth. We are serious about spaying and neutering; we rescued a dog and first thing is vaccines and sterilization. Our own pets, as soon as they are 6-months old, is “SNIP-SNIP”. So we have been newborn-free for many years… Until this past weekend.
Miriam received a call that a pregnant boxer was dumped. In less than one hour she had taken the dog to a safe place and… Oh – was she pregnant. The dog was already looking for a place to give birth. Two days later the puppies arrived. We named the new mom Celia, in honor of Celia Cruz, a Cuban singer.
So now we have seven puppies. We have to wait until they are old enough so they can eat by themselves and have the first round of vaccines; then they will be ready for adoption. Name suggestions are welcome. And as soon as Celia finishes nursing them, is SNIP-SNIP time for her!
On March 14th ARF of Rincón celebrated its 20th St. Patrick’s Day Annual Fundraiser at Hotel Villa Cofresi. Joseph Montaperto a.k.a. DJ Mouse provided us with great music (thank you so much!) and the community of Rincón came and celebrated with us. We are grateful that we can count on your support. This year, we publicly thanked three people. First Jossie and Mike Freundel; this lovely couple never says no and are always willing to help us. They sell tickets like no one and are great at selling 50-50 raffle tickets. Second, Joanmarie Pondolfino, who has been participating since the first St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser (and we even changed the date of the event so she could go!).
Then, on May 20th, the owners of Mangia Mi Restaurant, organized a fundraiser for ARF of Rincón. There was a silent auction and a 50-50 raffle (won by Miriam Juan, who gave it all away). People enjoyed good food and Bruno (ARF’s poster child) was even allowed to eat some pizza!
We want to thank all of you who are involved, one way or another, with our mission. Thank you!
2017 was a particularly difficult year for ARF of Rincon. The damaged done by Hurricane Maria made it extremely hard to restore our personal homes as well as our work as volunteers. We close the year with the hopes that things will continue to get better.
After technical problems, hurricane Maria, and loss of power (and internet), ARF of Rincon’s webpage is back! We have lost all the contents of our previous site, so it will take us a while to restore everything. We appreciate your patience. For donations, please go to PayPal and make donations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now: let’s do this!