NEW YORK – The Society for the protection of Animals (SPCA, for its acronym in English) of the Monmouth county announced Wednesday that more than 70 dogs of the street came from Puerto Rico to New Jersey as part of the program, “The Sato Project”, which seeks to provide a dignified life to the dogs.
The initiative has saved the lives of thousands of street dogs in Puerto Rico, in collaboration with The Humane Society and Wings of Hope, two non-profit organizations in the united States.
The advocacy groups, embarked about 200 dogs on an airplane for the Island of Enchantment to the united States, of which 70 came on Wednesday to the Garden State.
According to the defenders of the rights of the animals, the dogs will be placed in shelters in the area to give them in adoption.
In Puerto Rico, the dogs that are not adopted face a 90% chance of being killed, expressed by activists in a press release.
«We are delighted to house the dogs rescued in Puerto Rico through The Sato Project,” said Ross Licitra, of the SPCA. «We’ve always had a great success in the adoption of dogs (…) we have received a lot of support from our communities (…) we Believe that all animals deserve a second chance, and we’re proud to support the rescue of animals.»
The volunteers for the organization Animal Rescue Fund of East Hampton, Animal Haven of New York City and The Sato Project landed to the dogs on Wednesday in Eatontown.
The activists reported that Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders donated lighting equipment to facilitate the unloading of the dogs.
In addition, the organization Wegmans of Ocean offered food to the staff and volunteers who participated in the emotional reception of the dogs.
The canes will be subjected to a medical evaluation and behavior and will be given up for adoption within the next few weeks.
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