First Hurricane Irma delivered a glancing blow, and then, wham!! Hurricane Maria a vicious category 5 Hurricane hammered Vieques Puerto Rico on September 19 2017. Our work load tripled and our resources dwindled. Not only were we without power and electricity, food and gas were extremely scarce. We had dozens of pups in foster care and multitudes abandoned as their owns fled. To our amazing good luck, Humane Society of the United States arrived. Their generosity knew no bounds. They welcomed Our Big Fat Caribbean Rescue as a partner and together we rescued, vaccinated, fed and flew out hundreds of dogs and cat as well as offered first aid to our island horses. Thanks to this amazing generosity, we were able to keep working, for the animals and people of Vieques.