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ARLGP TO PARTICPATE IN EMERGENCY EVACUATION OF 200 PUERTO RICO PETS

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UPDATE, 10/8/17:

As many of you know, so much hard work and generosity has allowed our rescue partner All Sato Rescue (ASR) to set up a private transport of over 200 pets from Puerto Rico to the Northeast. ASR is grateful for all the support and is working tirelessly to get as many animals off the island as possible. Each day this is a daunting task since 95% of the island’s 3.4 million people still have no steady supply of power, water, food, or gas, and without work, most are without access to money.

We had originally hoped to fly animals out tomorrow Sunday, October 8th, but it now looks like ASR will need a few more days to prepare for this trip.

Nothing has changed, this transport will take place with a small adjustment in getting the pilot, the plane and all the appropriate paperwork for the animals during this chaotic time with limited resources in Puerto Rico. We will keep everyone posted on the status of the pending New England charter flight.

We thank you again for your generosity and your continued support in our combined relief efforts to get these animals to safety.

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On Sunday, October 8th, the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP) will respond to the emergency evacuation of 200 dogs and 10 cats through our Puerto Rico rescue partner, All Sato Rescue.

A foster-based group, All Sato Rescue (ASR) currently has more than 500 pets in their care. Devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria, All Sato Rescue’s foster network is without electricity, clean water or resources. In an emergency response effort, half of ASR’s pets will be flown via charter jet from Puerto Rico to Massachusetts on Sunday, October 8th, to provide temporary relief to ASR. The ARLGP will deploy staff and transport vehicles to Worcester, and safely return them to our facility and to partner Maine shelters.

 

MORE FUNDS ARE NEEDED TO COMPLETE RESCUE MISSION

All Sato Rescue must raise $80,000 in funds to complete this life-saving mission on Sunday. We encourage ARLGP supporters to help ASR meet their goal, to ensure the safety of 200 pets with no other option. No donation is too small. DONATE NOW and help us save lives: http://bit.ly/2fK0kBu

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