Sunday, October 22, 2017

RESCUE ALERT: 67 Animals Rescued from Puerto Rico | North Shore Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America
Hurricane Irma
Emergency Rescue Team and Florida
Partner Shelters Mobilize for Lifesaving Mission
Dear Andrea,

As the people of Puerto Rico continue to recover and rebuild after multiple hurricanes tore through the region causing catastrophic damage, North Shore Animal League America continues to do all we can to lend a helping hand. Our Emergency Rescue Team is in Florida now, equipped with our Rachael Ray Mobile Rescue Unit, to assist in the transport of 67 homeless animals, who arrived from devastated areas of Puerto Rico, to the safety of our Port Washington, N.Y. Adoption Center and other safe havens. Through a partnership with Pet Haven Rescue and Rescue Life Sanctuary, both located in the Palm Beach area, all of these precious rescues will soon have the chance to find responsible, loving homes and families who adore them.

Of the 32 dogs, 24 puppies, and 11 cats rescued, 50 of them will be returning to Animal League America where they will receive the type of compassionate medical care and nurturing embrace with which our organization has become synonymous. Your support enables us to fund these rescue missions and swiftly respond when natural disasters strike.
Rescue plane arrives in Florida.
Young pup safe in the arms of our Rescue Team.
“Even before the first hurricane hit, we were in contact with several of our shelter partners in Puerto Rico, making sure to keep the lines of communication open and let them know we were here for them in whatever way they needed,” said Cindy Szczudlo, Animal League America Director of Rescue Services. “Friends of Culebria Animals,Alianza Pro Rescate AnimalesLove Puerto Rico Golden Retriever Rescue, andIsland Dog, are all shelters down there who have been trying to recover and rebuild while still tending to all of the animals in their care. Once we were able to regain contact with them and assess their needs, we partnered up with a few of our rescue groups in Florida, who were already doing some amazing work there. It’s through that collaborative effort that we were able to coordinate this lifesaving rescue.”

Our Emergency Rescue Team has been working around the clock over the last two months to help all of the areas that have been so adversely affected by these storms. We will continue to be on call and assist our shelter and rescue partners in every facet of the recovery process. It’s only through your generous support that we are able to make a significant positive impact on the lives of the people and animals who need it most.
Kitten after long journey.
Golden Retriever ready for forever home.
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