13 Lucky Dogs Rescued froM oVERBURDENED sHELTERS IN pUERTO rICO.
Above: HSVB Team picks up rescued animals at Ft. Lauderdale airport and transports them to Vero Beach. Below: Miami TV 7 News reports on rescue efforts, including comments from HSVB's Executive Director Michael Mandel. Bottom: The plane from Puerto Rico arrives in Ft. Lauderdale with its precious cargo.
Late Saturday night, thirteen dogs rescued from several overburdened animal shelters in Puerto Rico arrived in Vero Beach, destined for loving, forever homes. Right now, Puerto Rico is in a crisis, faced with an estimated population of 300,000 street dogs known as “satos” whose typical fate is abandonment and starvation. Many dogs are left to die on Puerto Rico’s notorious “Dead Dog Beach."
Working late into the night, HSVB staff transported the dogs from Ft. Lauderdale Airport to the shelter in Vero Beach, walked, watered and fed the dogs and let them settle in to their kennels to rest...
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Robby, Bobby, Godiva, Chillah, Alaia, Luilli and Lobo are just a few of the rescued pups set to find refuge in loving homes across the Treasure Coast. “Our plan is to give these dogs a full medical evaluation right way," Director of Operations Maria Ramirez said. “They’ve been through a lot so our behavior team will also help them adjust to their new lives and new families. Our goal is to help these dogs start happy new lives as soon as possible.” According to Ramirez, the dogs will be placed for adoption as soon as they receive all necessary care.
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