During the past couple of months we have been able to place many animals for adoption and we have paid for numerous dogs and cats to be spayed and neutered.
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Rico goes home to Colorado!!
Rico was abandoned several times over on Culebra, but that didn’t stop this loving guy from having a positive attitude. After many, many months of rehab & waiting his forever family finally found him & he traveled to Colorado where he now lives with his brother, Drew (they are snuggling together on Rico’s new bed)!
Thanks so much to Rico’s new family for adopting a Culebra Sato!
Sonny & Bella
Sonny & Bella were two extreme cases. They were previously owned & a concerned neighbor approached AWC for help in asking the “owners” if they would consider relinquishing the dogs. The former “owners” didn’t even have names for the dogs, had stopped feeding them, & the pups, when given up were so weak that they could not receive their vaccines for two weeks. Additionally, poor Sonny was too ill to even stand on his own & Bella was weak & fearful.
Initially, there wasn’t even a good spot to pat these poor pups as they were so bonny & starved.
After an angel named, Elena, volunteered to foster these sweet dogs, they began with three regular meals daily. They eventually, were completely cleaned up & rid of all fleas & ticks & their patches in their fur began to grow back & become soft.
One evening about two months after their rescue, Sonny came along for folks to meet at an informational chat on the “whats, whys, & hows” of AWC to a group of tourists who were on island for a writer’s workshop. The next day, a friend of one of attendees got in touch to hear more about Sonny & Bella.
After careful consideration, the family decided to adopt both dogs together. Reports back from state that they are the “sweetest dogs ever!” & AWC is so very pleased that Sonny & Bella now have the loving family that they deserve!
All four of these Culebra satos were generously adopted by one person, Elena Jahn’s daughter Lisa, who lives in Maine. Elena worked with the local owner to keep the puppies safe and fed until they were old enough for AWC to ship. Lisa is placing them all in forever homes, and we are most grateful.
These 3 cats are in our permanent foster program of cat colonies around the island. Marsha Brighton saved all 3 by bottle-feeding them several times a day (and night!) for weeks until they were old enough to eat solid food. They were then given a loving home in Culebra with Lettie Melendez and her daughter Rosa.
Here’s Mamacita, one of many Culebra gatos adopted by Kristen Camaret, one of AWC’s hardworking volunteers.
Another of our satos, Flora, who AWC helped the Dykema family take home to the US, after they fell in love with her when visiting Culebra earlier this year.
This is Chibe, adopted right here in Culebra by Danii Rodriquez, whose family has several other satos and gatos from the island.
Here’s Bob in his forever home with excited new parents, Irenna & Steve, who recently visited Culebra for the first time to see Bob’s old stomping grounds.
Tanya Oleksa is one of the foster moms from our Ohio shelter partner, Rose’s Rescue . Here she is with Bob, a famous Culebra sato, and Spot, one of a local litter also placed in Ohio. Both have been adopted by loving families.
Dolores was Buddy’s mom. Some fabulous visitors to the island brought her to us after they found her dumped in their front yard the day she gave birth. She was adopted by Abbie & Billy Thomas and now lives happily in her new home, with a new name, Lila.
Buddy was a puppy Jill fostered from day of birth until 4 months of age. He was adopted by a wonderful owner, Shan-Wei Ko, and now lives the life of Reilly in Manhattan.
Kaya is one of our most recent adoption success stories as she has moved into a very good home and now enjoys long walks on the beach with her new owners.
Mango, was a starving, sick pup on the streets of Culebra. After months of rehab at the Palmetto Guesthouse with AWC volunteers Mark & Terrie, a loving woman named, Anne, who herself owns a guesthouse in New York adopted him. Mango now lives the best life ever, with his own special dog bed (he’s been caught in the people bed, too!), dog park fun, & many, many new friends. Mango sure is a very lucky guy!!