Our Mission

Volunteers in Defense of Animals is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization who was founded in 2015 by a group of passionate volunteers who have been working for years to end the mistreatment and suffering of all animals. Our mission is to protect and help dogs and cats from homelessness, neglect, abuse, cruelty, and abandonment. We provide medical care, shelter, food, and most importantly love for homeless animals and sponsor spay and neuter campaigns for communities in need in the US as well as in Mexico. We also assist other rescues in numerous cities of Mexico and provide animal welfare services for homeless dogs and cats in the streets of Mexico. 

Our Vision is to see the end of mistreatment and exploitation of animals and see them in perfect, forever loving homes. 

The question is not “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but “Can they suffer?”
— Jeremy Bentham

For us to fulfill our mission, we need your help! Community support means everything to us, and without it, we wouldn't be able to do what we do today. Even if your way of contributing is small, every little bit counts. There are countless ways to support us and other local shelters in your area, and it's not just limited to on-site volunteering and donations. You can help us by spreading the word about spay and neuter, getting your own pets spayed and neutered, connecting with us