New England Animal Shelters Raise Money to Help Rescue Abandoned Pets from Puerto Rico

Monday, October 09, 2017
GoLocalWorcester News Team

Local New England animal shelters have combined to charter a plane flying more than 200 dogs and cats from the island of Puerto Rico to Worcester Regional Airport.

The plane is expected to arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11.

Once the animals arrive in Worcester, they will be taken to shelters across New England where they will receive necessary vet care, be spayed/neutered and updated on all medical care before being put up for adoption.

The Rescue

The animals come courtesy of All Sato Rescue based in San Juan Puerto Rico.

The organization braved the storm despite “shelter in place” requirements to rescue abandoned, stray and unwanted animals off the streets.

Three of the dogs that were rescued gave birth inside their rescuer's homes.

All Sato then teamed with other animal lovers who were connected to additional  rescuers and within days a group of pilots from Mission Miracle 

K9 Rescue and ILoveMyDogSoMuch offered to donate their services and plane. The only thing left was to raise enough money to pay for the fuel, and the estimated cost of jet fuel.

The group of shelters continues to ask for donations by clicking here.

“We still need to continue fundraising to pay for life-saving transports, as we know there are at least an additional 300 animals still in foster homes waiting to be flown off the island. That does NOT include the thousands of strays and abandoned,” said the shelters in their press release.

To follow the mission, click here. 

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