Battersea Dogs Home's Long Stay Dogs
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Areas affected by flooding and power outages have an influx of homeless pets.  Some of the shelters are so overwhelmed with occupants that they have been forced to euthanize healthy animals as supplies and space runs out. Luckily, the state of New Jersey is one of the states who are doing something to help.

Wings of Rescue, GreaterGood.org and The Sato Project joined forces to airlift over 110 pets from Puerto Rico.  The animals were moved from their overcrowded shelters to rescues in New Jersey, Florida and Delaware.  The flight, on January 19, came with disaster relief supplies for the people affected.  This life saving mission not only took at-risk animals out of harm’s way in Puerto Rico, but allowed for more pets to be taken care of in the island’s shelters.