About Me


Hello, my name is Carmen. I am from Mexico and have lived in the USA for most of my adult life. I am married and have two children in high school. I live in South Florida, in Delray Beach.

I became interested in animals and cats in particular when one day a cat that looked pregnant, appeared at our front door. My daughter started feeding her and named her Lovee. Soon another 2 cats started coming regularly. Before we could figure out what to do, Lovee dissapeared and then a month later came back with 4 beautiful kittens.

I rented a trap and  was able to trap Lovee and the other 2 cats and had them vaccinated and spayed and neutered.  I then started to notice other cats and kittens in the neighborhood and at some businesses that I visited.  I told my husband that I wanted a trap as a gift for our anniversary and that started everything.

During the past 6 years I have tried to connect and work with our local Animal Care and Control facility, other rescues and individuals interested in helping homeless animals in our area.  With lots of help from family, friends and donors, we have trapped and provided TNVR services to hundreds of community cats.  We have also rescued and placed in homes dozens of kittens and cats that we have pulled from the streets.  We also started caring for sick and injured animals found in the streets without an owner.  Many of these cats have been unsocialized so it has been quite a challenge to care for them.

We need your help so we can continue to help homeless animals in the area.  South Florida has a cat overpopulation problem and we need to expand and improve our operations. We need more traps, a transport vehicle, a facility and volunteers. I know it is a lot to ask for but little by little we will accomplish this.  Any amount helps.


I thank you so much if you would like to help our cause. You can not imagine how much it costs to care for sick and injured animals. I also feed feral cats in several colony’s. As you can imagine, the food and vet bills mount daily. Your help is greatly appreciated. Any amount helps >>>

If you are a grant writer that would like to volunteer your time to help me receive some grants, please contact me. I would appreciate it greatly! I am a non-profit organization.

Animal Friends Project is a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation