On Saturday, August 27, Wings of Rescue transported 300 homeless pets and abandoned animals from Puerto Rico to White Plains, New York and Portland, Maine. Austin-based Tito’s craft vodka footed most of the bill.
Using two planes, 165 dogs and 135 cats left the crowded streets, beaches and shelters of Puerto Rico to settle forever in the United States. Puerto Rico’s shelters have a euthanasia rate of between 94 and 96 percent. Sixty of the dogs had families waiting for them at airports.