Abandoned pets swamp shelters in post-hurricane Puerto Rico
More than 30,000 people have lost jobs in Puerto Rico, more than 200,000 homes have been damaged, and more than 200,000 Puerto Ricans have fled for the mainland, a few leaving pets tied up in empty homes with a bag of food. Others who remain on the island sometimes find they can no longer afford a pet, or have no place to keep animals because they are staying with friends or neighbors as they wait for power to return.
Animal rescuers “need more help as time passes by because everybody forgets,” he told The Associated Press, noting that animals are not the government’s priority. “We have to keep it in the minds of people, in the hearts of people. There’s a long way to go.”
Boldface red emphasis added by me.
This is another reminder that Astrid Cruz in Puerto Rico still requires assistance.
Aside from things needed for people, her Amazon Wish List of necessary supplies includes pet food. If you’re a pet owner, you should be able to sympathize. Contribute something. Thank you.
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