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El Refugio

El Refugio's goal is to improve the welfare of dogs and cats in the Costa Ballena region of Costa Rica through rescue efforts, adoption and foster programs, spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, and education.

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El Refugio is a non-profit organization (registration pending), and all of our work is funded by generous donors like you! Click here to donate and help us make a difference in the lives of animals!

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We are always in need of volunteers! Whether you love to walk dogs and snuggle kittens, want to help with spay and neuter clinics, like to do website updates and social media, have experience with grant writing and proposals, have a passion for education, or are a fundraising rock star, we want your help! Let us know what you want to do and help us make a difference in the lives of animals.

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Adoptable Animals

Looking to adopt or foster a dog or cat? Meet our animals!

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Welcome to El RefUgio!

For the love of Costa Rica's dogs and cats