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Save Ferris: A Sato Rescue Tale

Save Ferris: A Sato Rescue Tale

When ADLA director Ruby discovered Ferris on the side of the road near Piñones Beach, he tried to run away. After all, when you´re alone and in pain, letting a stranger touch you is a risky move. Thankfully, he eventually realized that Ruby wasn´t going to give up and allowed her to rescue him. A visit to the vet revealed that Ferris had been hit by multiple cars, leaving him with such severe back and leg injuries that he was unable to stand.

The recovery process for a broken back is not easy, but Ferris has proven himself to be a fighter. He has worked hard on his physical therapy, which includes using a TENS machine to improve circulation and combat muscle atrophy in his back. His spine is too deteriorated for him to use a wheelchair, but Ferris has begun to learn how to walk again with the help of an assisted loop. Each step has made him a little bit stronger.

Ferris using an assisted loop.

Over the last few months, Ferris´s dedication to his recovery has started to pay off. He can walk short distances and even joins the other shelter dogs on beach walks! His loving and optimistic nature makes him a favorite with ADLA volunteers. If you´re out on the beach in Piñones, you just may see Ferris cruising in his signature red wagon or strutting down the boardwalk to show how far he´s come.

Ferris is currently in foster care and available for adoption! If you are looking for a sweet and snuggly addition to your family, please fill out an adoption application form. However, you can also support him by donating to ADLA to help defray the costs of his medical care or becoming a volunteer to help his friends get some fresh air and exercise on the beach.

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller. And our Ferris, probably.

ADLA Rescues Four Adorable Wingmen

When ADLA volunteer Chris came across a stray dog and her litter of 12 puppies, he knew just what to do. Locals regularly feed a large pack of satos in the southern city of Ponce, but this new litter was struggling to survive. Chris asked for help, and ADLA came to the rescue.

Four puppies, one black and three brown, play together under some foliage before being rescued. Their mother rests nearby.
The Top Gun litter in Ponce before their rescue.

Puppies Fly to Freedom

ADLA director Ruby was unfortunately only able to find four of the Top Gun litter. However, Maverick, Goose, Ace, and Rooster made it safely to our shelter to begin their journey to their forever homes. The adventurous, exuberant Goose, sensitive Ace, and loving Maverick will be flying off to New York on January 25th, where our partner rescue Zani´s Furry Friends will foster them until they find their new families. If you´re in the tri-state area, consider adopting one of these spunky puppies!

Like all good wingmen, Goose has the need…the need for speed.
Maverick loves to play with his toys.

Saving Rooster

One puppy will sadly be unable to make the trip with his siblings. Rooster tested positive for parvovirus, a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease for puppies. ADLA is giving Rooster the best possible care in his foster home, but treating parvo isn´t cheap. The basic cost to rescue a puppy is around $400, but when that puppy needs additional care, like Rooster, that cost rapidly multiplies. ADLA needs your help to be able to keep rescuing puppies like the Top Gun litter. Right now, ADLA´s campaign to raise $800 for Rooster´s recovery remains unfunded.

Adorable, floppy-eared Rooster takes a walk outside. He is a rescued tan puppy with brown markings.
Help Rooster fight parvo so that he can start his new life in New York.

You can support Rooster and others like him by making a donation. Parvo is a serious illness in puppies, and Rooster won´t be able to join his siblings until he recovers. Help this goofy boy fly on home!

Saturday Shelter Clean-up

Love Dogs? Looking for some outdoor activity after a week in the office or school? Every Saturday morning, rain or shine, we clean the Shelter to keep our doggies healthy, happy and clean.

The Saturday Shelter Cleanup involves washing our doggies kennels, the floors of the inside patios where the kennels are kept, and food bowls. Tasks start at 9:30am and we go until 12pm, perfect time for heading to the beach!

Come join us! 

  • The Saturday Shelter Cleanup involves washing our doggies kennels, the floors of the inside patios where the kennels are kept, and food bowls.
  • The Shelter is located at Bo. Torrecilla Baja, Carr. 187, KM 5.2, Sector Piñones, Loiza, Puerto Rico. Click here for location.
  • Tasks start at 9:00am and we go until 12pm, perfect time for heading to the beach!
  • Our clean-up sessions can count for your school’s volunteer hours.
  • All ages are welcome, but if you are under the age of 14, you must come accompanied by an adult.
  • All volunteers should also come in long pants and sneakers. Why? Well, the doggies reeeaallly look forward to your visits so there is a lot of action!
  • We use a lot of cleaning supplies and can always use more so we would appreciate anything you can bring to help: Clorox Bleach, contractor bags and old newspapers to line the crates are always needed.
  • Please fill out this Volunteer Waiver
IMPORTANT! Due to ongoing pandemic we only accept up to 3 outside volunteers per session. If you are planning to join us please sign up by texting Kris at 787-346-8174 or email kris@amigosdelosanimalespr.org