This project was started by Jeff and Diana Hall after taking a vacation in La Paz. On the beach of Pichilingue they saw a pack of dogs and cats living together and started feeding and caring for them. They counted 34 in all, hence the name the Baja34.
The initial challenge with rescuing 34 dogs and cats was that the refuges were all full. So, the first item of business was to raise money to ship adoption-ready dogs from a local refuge to make room for these from the beach. Once rescued, their health was assessed, they were vaccinated, sterilized, socialized and are being transported – a few at a time as they are ready – to Minnesota where they are being adopted to loving homes. Between the adoption-ready dogs, the Baja34, and the puppies and kittens born to the pack while awaiting entry to the shelter, a total of 80 animals are being rescued by this single effort!
This is an amazing project and there are many heroes and heroines involved in saving the lives of these dogs and cats. Check out the cute photos of these adorable creatures and read about some of them in their new homes on the Baja34 Rescue Project Facebook page or the Baja 34 GoFundme page. You can also get inspired and watch a short video about the work going on here to save lives.