Juntos Humane Education Program collaborates with Vieques Humane Society

Juntos recently conducted its first field trip to VHS. The children of Adrienne Serrano (in two groups) learned all about the shelter and were able to commune with the cats and puppies. It was a win-win situation for all! We have many more field trips scheduled with all the schools who have a Juntos program […]

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Hurricane Preparedness

On June 1st Juntos participated in a Hurricane Preparedness Fair that was held on the Malecon in Esperanza. Letty Gonzalez, our humane education teacher prepared a game that featured “Pet Emergency Bags”. From a board of items, the kids had to choose what to include in their bag for their particular pet. We also handed […]

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Juntos in collaboration with HSI and HSUS

Juntos in collaboration with Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States I doubt there is an animal welfare organization in the world that would not agree that education is key when it comes to creating sustainable progress and that it is the children who are the game changers. Juntos is so […]

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Preventive Pet Health Clinics in Lucila Franco

As part of our mission to promote the humane treatment of animals through community participation, this week JUNTOS Vieques Inc., visited the Lucila Franco Community in Vieques. Along with REDES social worker Mayra Rivera, humane educator Adora Negron, and veterinarian Andrea Kaufman, JUNTOS launched the first Preventive Pet Health Clinic, of what promises to be […]

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Cool Cats Summer Camp 2016

After participating in different summer camps in Vieques since 2013, last year JUNTOS created their own camp. The JUNTOS Cool Cats Summer Camp returned this year with a total of 28 campers mostly from the Lucila Franco Community. Campers where provided T’shirts, reusable water bottles and towels, plus daily nutritious and compassionate snacks and lunches […]

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Bite Prevention and First Aid at Lucila Franco Community

The children of the Lucila Franco Community in Vieques received an orientation about dog bite prevention and first aid care after a bite. With lots of enthusiasm they helped each other demostrate how to properly care for a wound. Also, they prepared their own first aid kit. This activity is one of many that have […]

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First Animal Fair in Vieques

On Thursday May 12, JUNTOS brought together various animal welfare and environmental groups for the First Animal Fair in Vieques. Adults and children alike had the chance to receive valuable information from all these groups in one place. From pet nutrition to endangered animals, experts promoted their cause by educating with live demonstrations, food preparation, […]

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Bringing Hope and Change to “At Risk” Communities

Once again this year JUNTOS has teamed up with REDES from the Department of Family. We share a common goal to end violence and cruelty in “At Risk” communities and provide hope for children and their families. Our target community has been Lucila Franco in Vieques. Since the construction of these 53 homes, the community […]

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“Successful Fundraiser”

Juntos’ third annual “Show and Tell” fundraiser on Sunday March 13 was well attended and enjoyed by all. It was an inspiring evening culminating with a talk from Adora Negron on “Why we need to teach Humane Education” and the very important differences between intervention and prevention. I think all agreed that Juntos is on […]

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The first humane library inaugurated at the middle school

On December 2nd, led by our humane educator Adora Negron, we inaugurated the first Humane Library in Puerto Rico at the middle school (20 de Septiembre de 1988) here in Vieques. The students are so proud as are the Principal, the Librarian and Teachers. In making this school the first Humane school in Puerto Rico […]

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