AMIGOS DE LOS ANIMALES INC

a voice for abused and abandoned animals

Mission

Amigos de los Animales (ADLA) rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes abused and abandoned companion animals, and also facilitates the rescue efforts of other organizations in Puerto Rico. ADLA successfully wages cruelty investigations when necessary, and is involved in Humane Education efforts/campaigns island wide. ADLA is continuously works towards a humane Puerto Rico.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Ms. Amanda Rose Collazo Maguire

Shelter Director

Ms. Adrienne Galler Lastra

Main address

HC 2, Box 7622

Loiza, PR 00772 USA

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EIN

66-0673931

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Citizen Participation (W24)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We seek to find homes for all domesticated animals, thereby reducing the stray population until there are no more.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Animal Control Officer / Cruelty Investigator Certification Course

ADLA has collaborated with the Puerto Rico Health Department's Division of State Animal Control (OECA) and with Career Development Institute of New Jersey to provide ACO/CI training and certification in Puerto Rico. Courses are conducted annually.

Population(s) Served

ADLA operates a dog shelter located in Loiza, Puerto Rico, where we temporarily home approximately 55 to 75 dogs at one-time. The dogs are either adopted or shipped to sister, no-kill shelters in the United States. On Saturdays, ADLA organizes a volunteer-cleanup of the entire shelter.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of adopted animals. Most of our animals are transported to no-kill shelters or rescues in the U.S. and are reported as "Number of animal transports".

Number of animals returned to their owner

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We fund medical care for some low-income Puerto Rico residents and return their pets to them.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

By acting as a voice for abused and abandoned animals in Puerto Rico, defending those who cannot speak for themselves, and uniting with other rescue organizations, we believe we will eradicate the over-population of companion animals and suffering of all animals on the island, resulting in a more humane Puerto Rico. Amigos de los Animales relies on the generous donations of people like you in order to achieve this goal.

ADLA operates a dog shelter located in the Piñones area of Loiza—one of the poorest municipalities in Puerto Rico with a poverty rate of over 50%; and known as a famous dumping ground for unwanted pets. Since its incorporation in 2005, ADLA has rescued approximately 3,300 dogs, and the Shelter (on average) houses between 55 and 75 dogs at a time. ADLA adopts its rescues within the island, or ships dogs to adopters or recipient no-kill shelters on the mainland United States.
ADLA also promotes humane animal treatment within the community. We organize low-cost sterilization and vaccination events to promote education on humane animal treatment. Together with the Puerto Rico Health Department and Career Development Institute of New Jersey, we coordinate a six-day Animal Control Officer/Cruelty Investigator Course, which is attended by police officers and members of animal welfare organizations.

Amigos de los Animales (ADLA) operates a shelter in the Pinones Beach home of Adrienne Galler Lastra. We currently use local veterinarians to treat and sometimes board our animals including Drs. Juan Ellin, Monica Pagan, Jose A. Diaz Umpierre, and Carlos Mongil and as well as other area veterinarians. All of our Vets have been instrumental in the rehabilitation of hundreds of our rescued pets.

2018 as of 8/31/2018
* Rescues: 137
* Adoptions or transports: 117

OUR WORK IN 2017
* 100 rescues
* 140 pets adopted or transported to no-kill sister shelters in the U.S.
* A FREE sterilization clinic during the month of December
* Participated in the annual “Clear the Shelters.”The Municipality of Loiza and its Mayor Julia M. Nazario assisted by hosting ADLA’s adoptable rescues in the Plaza of Loiza, where low-cost vaccinations were also performed. Mayor Nazario herself adopted little Timón!
* Held two Pups for Pubs events at the Boardriders Surf Bar and Grill hosted activity Playa Arte in La Pared, Luquillo.

OUR WORK IN 2016
* 80 rescues
* 61 transports or adoptions

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AMIGOS DE LOS ANIMALES INC

Board of directors
as of 5/8/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Patricia Cara

Pietratoni Mendez & Alvarez, LLP

Term: 2018 -

Glenn Helmers

Jennifer Tasch

Adrienne Galler Lastra

Elzbieta Stolarczyk

Elisha Bell

Christine Wallace

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No