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27 Dogs from Puerto Rico Get Second Chance at Humane Society Naples

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Two Wings of Rescue planes carrying 100 homeless dogs from Puerto Rico were off-loaded at World Jet Inc. in Fort Lauderdale around 7:20am as part of a major rescue mission.

Operation Grey Muzzle is an effort organized by the Humane Society of the United States and The Sato Project aimed to minimize the abundance of stray and abandoned dogs on the island. The operation pairs nine Puerto Rico shelters with 11 in the United States and provides resources for the island’s shelters, ranging from equipment, medicine and building repairs.

The Humane Society Naples was 1 of 5 Florida shelters (others include: Vero Beach, Broward, Tri-County in Boca Raton and Big Dog Ranch Rescue) called upon to help relieve the stress of overcrowded, window-less shelters on the island – many of which in serious need of a renovation.

27 dogs left the east coast at 8:30am in our Kizzie’s Kruiser and Animal Rescue Vehicle to head to our no-kill shelter. By this weekend, many of them will be looking for new furever homes. The 27 dogs assigned to HSN were among 200 flown to Fort Lauderdale and North Carolina.

“We hope this operation provides much-needed breathing room for the animal shelters as they work toward sustainable solutions to the massive pet overpopulation on the island,” said Kim Alboum, of the Humane Society of the United States.


Full coverage:

Naples Florida Weekly

Gulf Coast Live on WGCU

ABC7 Southwest Florida




Naples Daily News

CBS Miami

Sun Sentinel


7News Miami

FOX46 Charlotte

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