Hand4Paws loves to hear about the great job rescue groups are doing in their endeavor to save animals. We know there are many wonderful rescue organizations around the globe, and we like to share their stories.
Playa Animal Rescue (PAR) is one such rescue. PAR is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. They are dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating injured and abandoned dogs, and to finding permanent, loving homes for each of them. Although their primary focus is on dogs, they work with other local and international animal rescue organizations to get help for cats and kittens in need. They are also dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership with community outreach and education, as well as promoting spaying and neutering of pets.
If you would like to see dogs that were saved and need adopted and other rescue stories, please check them out and follow them on Facebook. Here is their link.
The following information was shared with us by Pat Faulstich:
Good morning! My name is Pat Faulstich, and I am on the Board of Directors, with Playa Animal Rescue (PAR), in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We are a fairly new organization (Oct 2011) in an area of the world where animal rescue is very much needed. There are so many sick, starving, abused and homeless animals in this area, and our organization is trying to make a difference. Anyone that has visited this area can see the need for help.
We currently have 67 dogs in our shelter, along with a few in foster homes. Many have serious medical issue, all of which we are treating. We are a totally No Kill shelter. We receive no funding, and rely totally on the generosity of supporters. We really need to get our word out there, and increase our support.
Our shelter is newly built, with a full time caretaker, and on August 20, 2012, there will also be a full time/live on site Veterinarian.
We have formally applied for our 501C tax exempt status, we are awaiting approval.
Please take a minute to check us out. Thanks for any help you might offer.