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Our History

Established in 1991 in San Rafael de Heredia – Costa Rica, our Animal Shelter has been providing services to animals and their owners for over 25 years. Through donations from people like yourself and companies with the best interest of our animals at heart, we have been able to do the work for which we have been recognized worldwide. We are proud of the work we have done – and continue to do – for the love of animals.

We encourage you to visit and read more about us on the website of Wellbeing International – a new NGO with the mission of finding solutions to help people, animals and the environment. Thank you WellBeing International for your partnership and support.

29

Years serving our community.

>5,000

Pets Adopted

>41,000

Volunteer Hours

Our Leadership

Passionate about a home for every pet!

Ligia

Veterinary Doctor

Ligia is a Veterinary Doctor and specializes in doing ultrasounds, analyzing the results and determining the best course of action for the animals which are brought to AHPPA.

Kike

Adoption Programs Coordinator

Kike is in charge of the adoption programs here at AHPPA. He also coordinates the volunteers and other educational programs offered by AHPPA.

Renata

Customer Service Representative

Renata is one of our customer service representatives and also happily assists in caring for the animals at AHPPA.

Karen

Customer Service Representative

Karen is one of our customer service representatives and also happily assists in caring for the animals at AHPPA.

Andrea

Veterinary Doctor

Andrea is a Veterinary Doctor whom fills her daily schedule with diagnosing and treating the animals with medical needs here at AHPPA.

Luis

Veterinary Doctor

Luis is a Veterinary Doctor and specializes in spaying and neutering the animals which are brought to AHPPA.

Carlos

Veterinary Assistant

Carlos is our Veterinary assistant in charge of treating and caring for the animals at AHPPA.

Joana

Program Director

Program director at AHPPA and a specialist in canine behavior, Joana rehabilitates the dogs that have been used as fight dogs and is also an expert investigator of animal cruelty cases. Joana is also a Veterinary assistant when needed.

Lilian

Founder

Lilian is the driving force behind our entire organization. She has dedicated the past 30 years of her life to AHPPA in Costa Rica and continues the daily struggle of making the world a better place for all animals. Thank you Lilian!

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