Our story

In September 2015 we rescued our neighbours dogs from the kill cage in Aruba. It was that night at 11pm that we started our facebook page Rescue Dogs Aruba.The journey that followed made us realize how strong and amazing the Aruban Cunucu Dogs are. Strong, respectful, faithful, sweet, caring and very important a strong will to survive. They fight so many diseases and circumstances that the odds to survive are minimal. Somehow they do. Yes we had our losses, our tears but above all we managed to save 17 dogs. With the help of so many good people we succeeded in our cause.

The above also taught us that there are numerous local and American based foundations on the island; local & international volunteers; even the government. In their own way they want to improve the life of animals on the island. Everybody is fighting his or her own battles and from our own experience it is a 24/7 challenge.

Our mission with the UNITED DOGS ARUBA FOUNDATION is to bring together all these great people & organizations that care so much for the animals; we need to work together to increase the outcome of our efforts, we truly believe that together we can end this misery for the dogs and cats on Aruba.

Our foundation commenced January 2016, we will initiate different projects to improve the life of the dogs on the island and we strive to do this together with all parties and volunteers involved in this cause. For all who may want to be part of this journey, please be welcome to send us an email, we love to have you on board.

Mercedes de Bruyn

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