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Monday, October 23, 2017

Dozens of Adorable Dogs Who Were Rescued from Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico Are Now Up for Adoption in New York

Dozens of adorable dogs who were rescued from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico are now up for adoption in New York, animal shelter sources said Sunday.

A total of 28 dogs — some of which were abandoned during the natural disaster— are up for grabs at Animal Haven on the Lower East Side, said Tiffany Lacey, executive director of the shelter.

“These animals are in dire need. It’s life or death down there,” Lacey urged. “Come in and adopt because you’re gonna be helping.”

The furry survivors were rescued from the island by charter plane and brought to the no-kill shelter on Saturday night, according to Lacy.

The furry survivors include a pure-bred Shih Tzu, Great Dane and a hound, which are available for adoption beginning Tuesday.

Some of the dogs were left at shelters by owners in the aftermath of the hurricane. Others were strays before the storm struck.

The raging storm worsened the country’s epidemic of homeless and starving pups.

“Even without a natural disaster, it is overwhelming. There’s a very high euthanasia rate. A lot of people are dumping animals,” Lacey said.

A total of 53 dogs were saved by the animal rescue group The Sato Project. Some were brought to shelters elsewhere in the United States.

The rescue was funded by the John and Wendy Neu Family Foundation, which worked with The Sato Project.

Anyone who wants to adopt a dog should contact the shelter at (212) 274-8511.

Visit their website: Animal Haven






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