26 dogs are on their way to a better life after being rescued in Puerto Rico. The Dayton Humane Society was behind the effort, along with their partners at The Sato Project and Wings of Rescue.
Sato Dogs are generally smaller than 30 pounds and of a Terrier mix. Upon arrival in Dayton, the dogs will be examined, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, de-wormed, flea treated, and micro chipped.
Additionally, they will be put into foster care until they are available to be adopted.
“Our organization is focused on saving the lives of animals. We work hard every day to support animals locally and we are fortunate to have been a part of making our community a no-kill community. Periodically, we get the opportunity to help other areas of the country that are experiencing an animal-related emergency or crisis. In this case, it is not a natural disaster, but an animal crisis nonetheless,” said Brian Weltge, Humane Society President and CEO.
“When many groups help a little, the overall impact can be enormous … We are happy that we could be a resource for Puerto Rico and we are fortunate to have the amazing volunteers and fosters available to help us with these dogs as they transition to our shelter and soon to new forever homes.”
Puerto Rico has around 500,000 stray dogs to date. Additionally, the island has a 94% euthanasia rate among dogs in shelters. To help save these dogs, many organizations, including the American Humane Society, have launched mass spay and neuter programs as well as setting up placements within the continental United States.
Learn more about the rescue operation on Facebook!
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