31 Mar '17, 4pm

Puerto Rico's throwaway puppies head to greener pastures in the Northeast

Puerto Rico's throwaway puppies head to greener pastures in the Northeast

No one knows for sure how many stray and abandoned dogs roam the streets of Puerto Rico. Estimates range from 100,000 to 250,000 or more. They are often left to die, unless they're picked up by a kindly tourist or a rescue group. "They're everywhere. There are beaches and dumping areas where people just go when they have a pregnant dog or a litter of puppies they want to get rid of," Twig Mowatt, co-founder of All Sato Rescue tells MNN. "People just aren't accustomed to the idea of spay and neuter. It's really bad." All Sato Rescue works to find homes for the satos — or mixed breed dogs — that have no place to live. Typically that means vetting them and packing them on a plane for the northeastern United States. Most recently, eight puppies and four adult dogs made the trek to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland in Maine. It was the first trip funded with help fro...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/puerto-rican-throw...

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