Homeless dogs from Puerto Rico to arrive in West Palm Beach to find forever homes in Florida
WHAT: As part of a unique new program in Vieques, a tiny island off Puerto Rico, The Humane Society of the United States is coordinating the transport of 30 homeless dogs from Vieques Humane Society to Florida for adoption. The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League will be holding the dogs throughout a 15-day quarantine period and then working with other animal shelters throughout the state to facilitate adoptions. Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is financing the transport and providing her private plane.
The work in Vieques is focused helping the island deal with its herds of free-roaming horses through an immunocontraceptive (PZP) program to bring the overwhelming horse population back to a manageable level. The project part of a larger program of The HSUS, called Humane Puerto Rico. We have been working in mainland Puerto Rico to address the crisis of a staggering one million street dogs and embed animal welfare into the fabric of the commonwealth.
WHO: Kimberley Alboum, director of emergency placement partner program for The HSUS
Rich Anderson, executive director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 16
1:45 p.m. ETA (additional photo opportunity at Peggy Adams location)
WHERE: Palm Beach International Airport – arrivals area
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
3100/3200 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated most effective by our peers. For more than 60 years, we have celebrated the protection of all animals and confronted all forms of cruelty. We are the nation’s largest provider of hands-on services for animals, caring for more than 100,000 animals each year, and we prevent cruelty to millions more through our advocacy campaigns. Read more about our 60 years of transformational change for animals and people, and visit us online at humanesociety.org.
About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Incorporated is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals. For more information, visit www.PeggyAdams.org.
The League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925.