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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Juntos’s Cool Cats Summer Camp

Juntos’s Cool Cats Summer Camp was a tremendous success. The 25 campers, selected by REDES enjoyed themselves thoroughly and learned so much. Integrated into these five days were issues and activities concerning the environment, endangered animals, cat and dog behavior, pet over population, animal cruelty prevention, pet care and even healthy eating habits! Adora Negron […]

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Congratulations Adora Negron!

On Thursday May 21st in San Juan, Adora Negron was officially congratulated and presented with a diploma from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). She is the first and so far the only certified Humane Education Specialist in Puerto Rico. This is a momentous accomplishment and a great opportunity for Juntos to continue […]

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Boys and Girls Club of Vieques

Juntos is now partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Vieques. We have several dates coming up with them. Two of these dates will involve a reading program with registered therapy dogs.

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Show and Tell Fundraiser Feb 22, 2015

Juntos’ Show and Tell Fundraiser on Feb. 22nd was a huge success. It was informative, well attended and well received. Adora Negron, our humane education teacher stole the evening as she regaled the crowd with success stories from the past school year and talked about our steps for the future. Please check out our latest […]

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In Memory of Dennis “Chipper” Lesslie

As an educator, Chipper believed fervently in the value of increasing ones understanding of the world around them. As a lover of animals and a long time resident of Vieques, his experiences led him and his family to strongly support, Juntos Vieques, Inc., the humane education program on Vieques. While other organizations on Vieques continue to work diligently to […]

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raffle winners “cash in”

Earlier this month Harold Margolis, winner of the Vieques Vacation Give-a-Way raffle, and his wife Susan enjoyed a fun filled three day all expenses paid trip to our lovely island. They stayed at La Lanchita, where the sunsets are unsurpassed. They wined and dined in style and were treated to a massage for each and […]

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