SOS El Arca

is creating new lives for street dogs in Playa Del Carmen, Mx.

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Every bit of your donation goes to help us save abandoned and mistreated dogs in Playa Del Carmen. THANK YOU! 

Donating $5 a month buys vital de-parasite treatment for a rescued dog. Gracias!

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Your donations make a huge difference to every rescued dog in our care! THANK YOU!

When you give $10, you are buying essential flea & tick and heartworm preventions for one dog for a month. Gracias!
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Your donations will change the world of difference for a Mexican street dog! THANK YOU! x

When you give $15, you are helping to feed one of our rescued dogs for a month. Gracias!
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We truly appreciate your support in our mission to rescue as many abandoned and suffering dogs as possible. THANK YOU! :)

Donating $25 helps pay for a set of life-saving vaccines for a newly-rescued puppy or dog. Gracias!
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With your generous donation, you are helping to run the shelter and save the lives of dogs in need. THANK YOU! :)

By donating $50 a month, two rescue dogs can be safely sterilized in our clinic. Muchas gracias!
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Your awesome monthly donation will prevent so many animals from suffering and makes rescue work possible. THANK YOU!! :)

Donate $100 a month and you will be helping to pay for essential blood tests and veterinary care to rehabilitate newly rescued street dogs. Muchissimo gracias! <3
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Your golden-hearted donation is changing the lives of street dogs. You are a Life-Saver - THANK YOU!!! :)

With your $250 monthly donation, we can pay our staff of dedicated carers who look after the dogs every day. Muchas Gracias! <3
 
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About SOS El Arca

SOS El Arca is a humane, no-kill dog rescue based in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We work tirelessly to rescue abandoned, injured and mistreated dogs from the streets, giving them the chance for a life they deserve. 

We have no government funding and rely solely on donations to fund our life-saving mission. 

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

In 2011, our president, Sylvie Goetz, decided to take the responsibility of adopting a dog and went directly to the local pound in Playa Del Carmen. 

The conditions she found there were utterly terrible.

Dogs were crammed into pens without food or water. They had no space to move or lie down. They were dying of hunger, dehydration, and other awful, horrific ways. It was truly a living hell.

She left that day, taking a sweet, skinny dog, the healthiest of all. For the next 3 nights, she could not get out of her mind the horror she had witnessed. On the 4th day, she decided she simply had to do something to help these poor dogs.

Every day, she bought food and returned to feed them herself. Each time, she pulled out (adopted) 3 dogs, published their pictures, and found them good homes.

After three months, she had rescued and rehomed more than 80 dogs.

All these dogs were so sick and in such bad shape, it was costing her a fortune. It was necessary to create a charity and so started 'SOS El Arca'. 

In 2016, thanks to a generous benefactor, we constructed our colorful, purpose-built shelter. We house up to 150 dogs in hurricane-proof kennels, with dedicated quarantine and play areas and a small hospital for the dogs. In 2019, we opened Corazon Sin Dueno, a clinic that serves the local community with low-cost sterilization and veterinary services. 

We are a lifeline for the people and animals in our area but we get no government or statutory support. 

In the last ten years, we have rescued and rehomed more than 2,400 dogs (and quite a few cats!). 

In 2019, our sister charity VZW SOS El Arca Belgium was born. More than 250 puppies, dogs, cats and kittens have now made the journey across the pond, to wonderful forever homes in Belgium, the Netherlands and Holland. 

SOS El Arca is a family and an ever-expanding community. The dogs are the center of everything we do. 

Will you be a part of our mission, helping dogs and saving lives?

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