Island Dog Inc. runs on YOUR donations. We do not receive government funding. With your help, we can end animal cruelty in Puerto Rico. YOUR generous donations are creating spay/neuter clinics, educational centers, and providing rehabilitation services for animals who have been emotionally and physically abused. All donations are tax deductible.
We are a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
-We pay vet bills. Contrary to popular belief, veterinarian's charge non-profit animal rescues for their services. While we do receive a discount, we still incur large monthly bills. Please understand our vets work overtime, underpaid, and overwhelmed both emotionally and physically to care for our rescues. What most of us don't realize is that veterinarians are human. They have student loans, families, leases/mortgages, and other expenses for their facilities, medical supplies/testing/medication costs, electric, water, staff, and up-keep of facilities. Island Dog helps thousands of dogs annually. We would never be able to help the amount of animals we help without the generosity and kindness of our veterinarians.
-The airlines DO NOT provide discounts for flying our dogs. In 2011 we paid the airlines over $15,000 to ship our dogs.