"If you can't save 100 animals, save one"

Save An Animal

There are two easy ways to become an animal savior and aid a homeless animal in need. You can either support the current urgent case or you can sign up to become a monthly sponsor for an abandoned animal. Either way, 100% of your donation goes towards assisting the animal in need. See below for details. Join us!

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanual Kant

1. Current Urgent Cases
We work on a case by case basis. We assist the grass roots rescue groups with the difficult cases they handle, one at a time. Since these change frequently we post them on Facebook. Please visit our Facebook page to support them



   

2. Become a Monthly Sponsor
The following are all dogs and cats that are safe and sound from the cruel streets. They do not have to struggle to survive. They do not have to avoid cars running them over or cruel people attacking them. They do not have to stand more days, months or even years with no shelter, food or water.

These animals already live in a shelter. Some of them have special needs due to their past. These animals all live in rural Guatemala under the care of one of the groups we support - Animal AWARE.

Sponsor one today
. Simply read their story, pick the one you would like to help and decide the monthly amount you would like to contribute - everything helps. You can stop your sponsorship at anytime. In the meantime, we will send you a picture and update every month. Sign-up using the instructions at the bottom of the page.



Mohack
A sweet adult that came to the shelter a few years ago. He has a great personality and got his name due to his cute hair.

He self appointed himself as the PR ambassador of the shelter as he welcomes visitors very kindly. Everyone knows who he is.

Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, since he is fully sponsored by JeaniR
   
Vikingo
He was recently rescued from the streets as he wandered and dragged himself with an exposed fracture (most likely a car hit him). He was unattended for days. When he arrived at the shelter it was too late to save his leg so it had to be amputated.

He's recovering and he's starting to trust humans and gain some confidence.

Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, since he is fully sponsored by StaceyP

 
   
Carinotono
Is a senior dog. His senior owner recently passed away and he came to the shelter. Sadly he was overfed and not exercised and came to the shelter with extreme obesity to the point that walking was hard. He's walking more and eating less and his weight is starting to get controlled.

Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, since he is fully sponsored by JeaniR


 
   
Pete
Once a very aggresive and powerful dog. He has mellowed down over time and now gets along well with others.

Pete has spent most of his life at the shelter.


Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, since he is fully sponsored by JeaniR


 
   
Pen CL1
For $50 ($10 per dog) you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these homeless dogs:
  • Escher (white with black patches): been at the shelter since 2013 after she was surrendered
  • Chatia (black): arrived pregnant in 2013. Sadly due to her condition all puppies died
  • Mila (yellow): arrived at shelter in 2015 after she was abandoned.
  • Elida: arrived in 2015 after she had been hit by a car and left for dead on the streets
  • Cati: arrived at the shelter in 2015

Monthly amount needed: $50
Current amount needed: $25
, since they are partially sponsored by AbbyB ($10), MargaretT ($15)

   
Pen 23
For $60 ($10 per dog) you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these homeless dogs:
  • Becky: surrendered at 11 months of age and has lived at the shelter for years now
  • Blanqui: wandered the streets on her own
  • Cecilia: wandered injured on the streets of Antigua Guatemala
  • Donald: currently 6 years old and was rescued from the streets when he had just over one year
  • Bronx: was found neglected in a rural town
  • Demba: is currently 3 years old and has lived most of her life in a pen

Monthly amount needed: $60
Current amount needed: $0, since they are fully sponsored by ElenaR ($10), ClaudiaL ($25), RodolfoG ($25)


   
Pen 22
For $40 ($10 per dog) you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these homeless dogs:
  • Muffin and Raggy: both are 5 years old and were rescued from the streets as they scrapped for food from the garbage
  • Rosita: is 2 years old and was rescued from the streets. She has a "silly" leg which is the result of an untreated fracture. She's not in pain and is very kind.
  • Manolo: is currently 5 years old and has lived most of his life on a pen

Monthly amount needed: $40
Current amount needed: $10, since they are partially sponsored by ElenaR ($10) and PaoloDeA ($20)

 

   
Pen 19
For $40 you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these homeless dogs (clock wise):
  • Debbie: 5-year old female (top left). Very kind but a bit of a "troublemaker"
  • Katy: 3-year old female (top right). Very mellow and playful.
  • Sabur: 6-year old male (bottom right). Very mellow. Has been at the shelter most of his life.
  • Capricho: 6-year old male. Easy going and has been at the shelter most of his life as well.

Monthly amount needed: $40
Current amount needed: $0, since they are sponsored by Conflict Transformation Collective ($15), ElenaR ($10) and MarisaM ($15)

 
   
Pen 21
For $40 you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these homeless dogs (from left to right):
  • Valentina (brown with black mouth) is a kind and playful 5-year old female
  • Siva (brown with withe mouth) is a 5-year old male that loves to be petted
  • Nutmeg (brown with white face) is a 9-year old female that has spent most of her life at the pen
  • Chet (white) is an extremely playful 5-year old male

Monthly amount needed: $40
Current amount needed: $0, since they are fully sponsored by LauraG

 
   
Pen 8
For $30 you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these homeless dogs:
  • Rejona (the one with the beautiful eyes) was left tied at the gate. She's around 5 years old and very kind
  • Lalo (shy pup all the way to the left) is only 2 years of age and was abused by his former owner. He had horrible skin issues due to mange but has fully healed.
  • Asberi is the black female of 5 years of age. She's very kind and loves to be petted.

Monthly amount needed: $30
Current amount needed: $0, since they are sponsored by LauraG ($10), AlexandraGG ($10), GabriellaC ($5), StaceyP ($5)

 
   
Tang & Bandido (Pen 4)
For $20 you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these homeless dogs:
  • Tango (yellow) is around seven years old and has been at the shelter for most of her life.
  • Bandido (black) was found wandering the streets of Guatemala city on his own as has been confined to a pen since 2008.
Monthly amount needed: $20
Current amount needed: $0, since they all fully sponsored by Vivian Del Cid

 
   


 
   
Pen 10
For $30 you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs these 3 homeless dogs.
  • Naranjo (left) - beagle mix male. Arrived at the shelter as a puppy with fleas and ticks. He is currently around 3 years old
  • Zinc (back) - rottweiler mix and is a beautiful senior female
  • Blanca Nieves (right) - young white female that came to the shelter with sticker tumor
Monthly amount needed: $30
Current amount needed: $0, since they are fully sponsored by MarisaM

 
   
 
   
Pen 7B
For $30 you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these 3 homeless dogs:
  • Desi (left) is around 6 years old
  • Tre (middle) is around 8 years old and has spent most of her life in the shelter. She is very social and mellow and loves to be petted
  • Maira is young and arrived at the shelter as a baby with her sibling
Monthly amount needed: $30
Current amount needed: $0, since they are fully sponsored by GabriellaC ($20) and CorinaA ($10)
   
Calle 13
Calle 13 is a senior dogo that was rescued from the streets with tumors in his skin. He is currently struggling with this condition.

$15 will help cover his shelter, food, water and basic medical needs.

Monthly amount needed: $15
Current amount needed: $0, since he is fully sponsored by MaureenG



   
Rufo
Rufo is a beautiful Rottweiler mix. He is a young adult and when he arrived at the shelter he was horribly thin. Rufo is now healthy and lives at the shelter. Hopefully, he will be adopted one day.

$10 will help cover his shelter, food, walter and basic medical needs.

Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, since he is fully sponsored by MaureenG

   
Corazon
Corazon is a beautiful female German Shepherd mix that has sadly spent most of her life inside a pen.

$10 will help cover her shelter, food, water and basic medical needs.

Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, since she is sponsored by LauraD
 
   
Mecanico
Mecanico is a very sad story. He was recently rescued and was found on the streets on his own. It is very likely that he was used as a "bait dog" to support dog fights. He has horrible skin injuries and scars and he is very strong.

He is around 3-years old. Despite everything he is very mellow and kind to others. Just look at him getting petted.

$20 will help cover his shelter, food, water and basic medical needs.

Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, since he is sponsored by TimurK ($10).


 
   
Care for 4 dogs (Pen 13)
For $40 you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these 4 homeless dogs:
  • Nacira (dark brown) was rescued from the streets with an injured leg, likely she was run over by a car. She is 3 years old
  • Nova (light brown) arrived at the shelter with her sister as a puppy many years ago. Nova is now 8 years old and has lived in a pen most of her life. Her sister died some time ago.
  • Tangieri (black female) is 5 years old and was rescued while she wandered the streets looking for food
  • Joss (white male) is 6 years old and was rescued from the streets in a rural and poor town
Monthly amount needed: $40
Current amount needed: $0, since they are sponsored by ElenaR ($10) and PaoloDeA ($30)

   


   


 
   
Care for 5 dogs (Pen 11)

For $50 you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these 5 homeless dogs:
  • Javiera (black, top left) is around 1-year old and arrived as a puppy at the shelter
  • Camila (yellow lab, bottom left) is a 5-year old and has been at the shelter for far too long now
  • Major (block, middle) is a young pup of around 1-year of age and was rescued while he wander alone and disoriented as a puppy in a rural town
  • Evi (brown, top right) has deformed legs due to birth defect but doesn't suffer from it. She arrived at the shelter as a puppy and is now 2 years old
  • Anabella (black and brown, bottom right) is 3-years old and wandered the busy streets of the city when rescued
Monthly amount needed: $50
Current amount needed: $0, since they are fully sponsored by TimurK

 
   
Care for 5 dogs (Pen CL10)
For $50 you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these 5 homeless dogs:
  • Aaron (white with black): was left tied to the gate of the shelter in the middle of the night
  • Bartolo (brown): picked up from the streets after he was run over by a car and left for dead
  • Nasha: black Chow was found wandering the streets all alone and scared
  • Patty (with gray beard): was rescued from the streets with horrible mange on the skin
  • Felipe: rescued from the streets while he struggled to feed himself
Monthly amount needed: $50
Current amount needed: $0, since they are partially sponsored by GabriellaC ($45), CorinaA ($5)
 
   
Care for 5 dogs (Pen CL5)
For $50 you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these 5 homeless dogs:
  • Corky: a 7-year old male that has spent so long in the shelter
  • Betty: a dark brown 8-year old female
  • Tiny: a black 7-year old female dog
  • Esperanza: Beautiful white senior female dog 
  • Schwars: a 7-year old yellow male - very sweet
Monthly amount needed: $50
Current amount needed: $0, since they are sponsored by NoelG ($5), TimurK ($40), VivianDC ($5)

 
   
Care for 3 dogs (Pen CL6)
For $40 you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these 4 homeless dogs:
  • Patriota: rescued from the streets with untreated mange and very undernourished
  • Liebchen: found tied to a gate on the side of the road close to the shelter
  • Diego: was disoriented and wandering the streets of Panajachel when she was rescued.
Monthly amount needed: $40
Current amount needed: $0, since they are fully sponsored by TimurK
 
   
 
   
Jenny
Jenny is a big girl of around 18 months of age. She was born at the shelter and has lived there ever since with her mom and her sibling Kelita (see below). 

Jenny is very playful and kind. She just gets along with everyone at the shelter and has some "privileges". $10 can hep cover her food, water and basic medical needs.

Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, as she is sponsored by GabriellaC

 
   

 
   
Feed 4 dogs (Pen CL16)
For $40 you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these 4 homeless dogs:
  • Manchas, a 3-year old that came to the shelter as a young pup with his mom and several siblings
  • South, a 3-year old (and Manchas sibling)
  • Beckan, a 8-year old that has been at the shelter for a very long time
  • Lady Bug, rescued from a tunnel as a puppy
Monthly amount needed: $40
Current amount needed: $0, as they are fully sponsored by GabriellaC
 
   
Feed 7 senior dogs (Pen 14)
For $60 you can help feed, shelter and pay for basic medical needs for these 6 senior homeless dogs.

Monthly amount needed: $60
Current amount needed: $0, as they are fully sponsored by GabriellaC ($50) and CorinaA ($10)
 
   

 
     

   
     
Nanche
Nanche is 4-years old and sadly has spent most of his life at the shelter since he arrived there at just four months of age.

Nanche is very kind and never gets in trouble. He is always ready for a good nap, meal or easy walk.

Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, since he is fully sponsored by GabriellaC


   
     
Abby
Abby is around 3-years old and has been at the shelter for half her life. She arrived pregnant and had a litter of 8 puppies just two weeks after rescued (all but one were adopted). 

She has an amazing personality and is very mellow. She has some "privileges" in the shelter and is allowed to roam around a lot since she is very responsive and kind to all.

Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, since she is fully sponsored by GabriellaC

   
     
Yaya
Yaya is a 7-year old dog that has been at the shelter for two years. She has a very special "character" (i.e. likes to bark and doesn't trust many people or other dogs).

For that reason, she gets special treatment and spends most of her time by the clinic and not in the pens with the rest. She appointed herself as the "guardian" of the shelter.

Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, since she is fully sponsored by GabriellaC


 
     

   
     
Flika
4-month old (as of Nov 2014) horse that lost her mother and was rescued and brought to the shelter in Nov 2014. 

The shelter needs help to cover her basic medical and shelter care and food.

Monthly amount needed: $25
Current amount needed: $0, since she is fully sponsored by GabriellaC
   
     
Kelita
Kelita is a big girl of just one year of age. She is very mellow and playful. She is special cause she doesn't have a designated pen at the shelter. She is very free and sleeps in different pens. She gets along well with everyone.

Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, as she is sponsored by GabriellaC
   
     
Cafu
Cafu was abused by his previous female owner. Today he is very cautious of people and prefers to relate with just a few males. He is around 10 years old and has been at the shelter for a couple of years now.

He needs help to pay his food and living expenses at the shelter. 

Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, since he is sponsored by Mary-EllenM
   
     

   
     

   
     
               
Lucilo (Senior)
He is a senior homeless dog living at the shelter since quite some time now. he is very calm, mellow and kind.

He is always ready for a petting session and likes to follow people around. He lives at the senior section at the shelter and gets along well with all other dogs. He requires special food for senior dogs.

Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, since he is fully sponsored by Droopy's Pet Grooming
   

 
 

 


 

 

Pavaroti (Senior)
Pavaroti in an 11-year old male dog. He had untreated mange for a while before he was rescued. Even though this was treated and he is healthier now he lost a lot of hair that never grew back.

Pavaroti lives in the senior section at the shelter and he requires special food for senior dogs.

Monthly amount needed: $10
Current amount needed: $0, since he is sponsored by AlexandraGG
 

 

Olivia
Olivia is a very special pup. She suffers from mange and this gets worse when she feels alone. Needless to say she gets some 'special attention'.

Monthly amount needed: $15
Current amount needed: $0, since she is fully sponsored by TimurK
 



 

 
Rony
Rony is a five year old male dog with skin problems caused by allergies to fleas and normal food.

He is currently stable but requires permanent special food and medication to keep his skin allergies stable, otherwise this poor boy will scratch himself nonstop only injuring his skin more.

Monthly amount needed: $15
Current amount needed: $0, since he is currently sponsored by MarisaM
 

 


 

 

Shila
Sweet cat with feline leukemia. Help Shila spend a decent rest of her life by sponsoring her vitamins and special food.

Monthly amount needed: $15
Current amount needed: $0, since Shila is fully sponsored by TimurK
 

Grillo
A beautiful young male rescued from the streets in horrible conditions. He was just wandering on the hills with his mom and two siblings, scrapping for food. All four were brought to the shelter, treated and placed in homes.

Grillo did not have that luck due to the intense skin issues he had due to untreated mange. Grillo is currently healthy and lives in a pen with seven other dogs. Grillo just needs monetary support for food and regular/basic medical needs.


Monthly amount needed: $5
Current amount needed: $0 as Grillo is currently sponsored by Mary-Ellen M.



(Grillo with his penmates Mary and Jane")
Feed 8 dogs (Pen CL3)
Animal AWARE in Guatemala is the largest no-kill shelter in Central America. They house around 400 homeless animals at any given time. They rely 100% on donations.

For $45 you can help feed and pay for basic medical costs for 8 dogs. In pen CL3 you will find:
  • Natasha: rescued from a garbage can as puppy
  • Athena: rescued after being run over by a car
  • Gretta: rescued after being run over by a car
  • Mary: rescued after being run over by a car
  • Kaki: rescued after being run over by a car
  • Roosby: was wandering close to a freeway
  • Grillo: rescued with really bad mange
Monthly amount needed: $45
Current amount needed: $0, as pen is sponsored by Gabriella C ($15), Mary-Ellen M ($5) and FrankW ($25)

 
Monthly Sponsorship
Ready for a monthly sponsorship? It's safe & easy. Follow these steps:
One-time Donation
Make a one time donation. It's safe & easy. Simple follow these steps:
  1. Note animal's name (above)
  2. Decide on monthly amount
  3. Enter the information to the right and click "Subscribe"
  4. Follow the steps on PayPal (Note: PayPal account IS required for monthly subscriptions) 
Monthly Amount
Animal Name(s):
  1. Note animal's name (above)
  2. Click "Donate" to the right
  3. Follow the steps on PayPal (Note: PayPal account is NOT required)