Over 100 Pets Airlifted from Overcrowded Shelters in Puerto Rico to Find Homes in U.S
The recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico have rattled all its inhabitants, even the four-legged ones. Reports of overflowing animal shelters in areas greatly affected by the continuous disasters state that small spaces and overload of animals in need have warranted intervention.
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.