We are amigos

Amigos de los Animales (ADLA) Puerto Rico is a non-profit rescue organization and shelter, which rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes abused and abandoned animals to alleviate their suffering. We also help other rescue organizations in Puerto Rico successfully waging cruelty investigations. We are involved in Humane Education campaigns island wide and continually have our eye on the “big picture”, always working towards a better Puerto Rico.

Giving what they need most - LOVE


Dead-Dog-Beach-DogsA voice for abused and abandoned animals

We are very committed to helping where help is needed. ADLA began by pioneering the huge rescue effort at ‘Dead Dog Beach,’ and over the years has rescued over 3,000 animals. ADLA has also successfully waged cruelty investigations, and won the first-ever horse abuse case in the history of Puerto Rican law. We assist in coordinating a course that will allow you to investigate animal cruelty as well.

Our Shelter 

Amigos de los Animales (ADLA) has a small shelter at the Pinones home of Adrienne Galler Lastra (known as Adri throughout Piñones and the animal welfare community). Adri has vowed to dedicate her life to making a difference in the life of the animals here. Since 2008, the shelter became home for all Amigos rescues. Adri lives at the shelter 24/7, ensuring each animal is well-cared for; safe; and loved. ADLA adopts its rescues or transports them to no-kill shelters in the United States.

Paloma & Adri

To sum it all up: we do everything to make sure we give a voice to abused and abandoned animals! Get to know our Great Team and Board of Directors, and meet our Amazing support, without which we could not exist. And, while you are here, watch below our video that says more than a 1000 words.


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