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AMA Mexico is a Mexican non-profit organization devoted to the protection of the natural resources and ecology of the Mexico Pacific Coast. Our current focus is on the conservation of the endangered Olive Ridley Sea Turtle and its nesting habitat on the north shore of the Bay of Banderas in the State of Nayarit.


Centro de Control in Puerto Vallarta is the government run animal collection center for stray and runaway animals. They need animal food, medicines, newspapers, towels, cleaning products, pesos to help buy medicines and care for these animals.


Colina is a permanent facility in Old Town/Romantic Zone Puerto Vallarta providing spaying and neutering services for cats and dogs. Services are offered free to those who otherwise would be unable to get their pets neutered.


Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals is a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers who are committed to the well-being of the homeless pets staying at the local animal shelter.


Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue advocates humane and healthy practices for animals in the Jaltemba area by promoting health, education, spay and neutering, adoptions, foster care and positive relationships with animals and their owners.


For four years in a row, Nina Zurita and Steven Cumpstone vacationed in Puerto Vallarta and each time they were shocked to see how stray dogs are treated. This year, they decided to do something about it.


Everyone who works for, volunteers with or supports MexPup shares a bond created by a shared empathy for the homeless dogs of Mexico. That communal connection to animals is what drives their mission to serve the best interests of the homeless animal community in Puerto Vallarta.


No Borders Animal Rescue Society (NOBARS) consists of volunteers dedicated to providing rescue to stray, abandoned, abused, or surrendered animals, to prevent cruelty, to re-home and promote the welfare of animals in Puerto Vallarta.


The members of Nuestra Tierra promote actions of social and environmental character towards the national and international community, with the purpose of creating awareness about environmental issues in a global sense.


Paraiso Felino is a local cat refuge and adoption organization that will gratefully accept any donations of cat food, supplies or cash donations, as they work hard to care for the felines in their shelter while searching for good homes for their homeless kitties.


Help the Animals responds to the challenges of the unwanted pet population in Mexico through aggressive spay/neuter programs, education and adoption.


PuRR Project is a no-kill cat shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with approximately 260 resident felines. Situated on a 1/2 acre parcel of land, our adult population roams free within our lush green gardens allowing them to live in a natural environment.


The San Pancho Bird Observatory is dedicated to provide environmental education and training on birds and nature for local children and youth in the village of San Francisco (San Pancho), Nayarit, and surrounding area.


SayulitAnimals was founded in response to the overwhelming need of street animals for medical assistance, population control, and protection from maltreatment.


Founded by a group of dedicated volunteers and animal lovers, SPCA-PV funds and promotes sterilization, adoption and healthcare efforts for companion animals. They also help with animal abuse notifications.


They care about animal health and well-being of all species that habitat with them. With your donations as well as a lot of effort, sacrifice and dedication, they have successfully achieved the birth of several species of fauna within the location.


Amigos de Lo de Marcos is a registered Mexican non-profit association formed by concerned residents, local and foreign, to represent the needs of the community of Lo de Marcos.


Located just north of Puerto Vallarta, they are an NGO established 1992 to protect the habitat of endangered turtle species Olive Ridley and Leatherback. Volunteer opportunities are available in the nesting season between early June and late November.


The objectives of Estero el Salado is creating actions and guidelines involved in conserving, restoring and maintaining the resources of the protected natural area as well as the other areas of the Puerto Vallarta/Banderas Bay region.


The Ecological Group of Puerto Vallarta is involved in reforestation, recycling, community clean-up, Pitillal river rescue and the Vallarta Verde Program. Also included are programs for adoption, abuse complaints and pet services including wildlife conservation.


Eagles Wings of Puerto Vallarta, Impulso de Aguila A.C., is setting a precedent in our society by supporting more than 30 institutions dedicated to social assistance, as well as promoting the inclusion in society of persons with physical disabilities.


Mexi-Can Vet Project comes to Mexico from Canada to participate in spay and neuter clinics in Jaltemba Bay, Nayarit, and also sponsors the Adopt a Dog from Mexico Program.


Optics for the Tropics is committed to saving our shared birds and the many migrants from Canada and the United States which depend on the same tropical highland forests in Mexico needed by highly threatened resident species.


For those of you that want to immerse yourself in a fascinating culture, learn to speak Spanish and make a real difference, Outreach International Mexico invites you to Puerto Vallarta and surrounding villages.


Partners in Flight was launched in 1990 in response to growing concerns about declines in the populations of many land bird species, and in order to emphasize the conservation of birds not covered by existing conservation initiatives.


They work to develop and support specific projects of conservation and ecosystem restoration and thus improve the quality of life for the inhabitants of the area through learning to cohabit with nature, including ecological non-commercial tours.


CHARITY ALERT Vallarta Botanical Garden Needs Your Help

TripAdvisor singled out the Botanical Garden for removal and placed us on our own page in Cabo Corrientes.

Please write and ask TripAdvisor why all other Cabo Corrientes attractions are still on the Puerto Vallarta page while only the Garden was removed.

Click here to see all the details

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