Kent Animal Shelter Helps Rescue Dogs from Puerto Rico’s “Dead Dog Beach” Where It's No Paradise for Strays

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Small Animal Shelter Part of Growing Network of Humane Organizations Tackling Inhumane Treatment of Animals.

A sato stray, Robie was rescued from a cruel fate at Puerto Rico's infamous "Dead Dog Beach"

A sato stray, Robie was rescued from a cruel fate at Puerto Rico's infamous "Dead Dog Beach"

Hundreds of dogs rescued from near and far are adopted by loving families from Kent Animal Shelter every year, and the staff carefully places each dog.

Responding to a call for help from the director of The Sato Project, a Puerto Rican dog rescue organization, Kent Animal Shelter Executive Director Pamela Green agreed to accept six dogs, which arrived at the shelter on the night of Tuesday, July 17.

“When I spoke with the Director of the Sato Project and heard about Dead Dog Beach and what happens to these misfortunate animals, I knew that we had to help,” said Pamela Green. “Like many other islands of paradise, it’s not paradise for the strays. Years ago, I visited San Juan for a day and was appalled by the horrendous physical condition of the dogs that roam the streets starving and infested with mange. They are virtually ignored by both the tourists and general population. So it does my heart good that Kent Animal Shelter can help. We will find these animals loving homes, and they don’t have to suffer like that. Vacationers need to be aware of this horrific animal abuse and choose another destination until P.R. cleans up its act on behalf of animal welfare.”

This is Kent Animal Shelter’s first rescue with a Puerto Rican humane rescue group, The Sato project. In addition to rescuing homeless dogs and cats in the Long Island-New York Metro region, Kent Animal Shelter partners with a large network of humane organizations to help animals from as far away as St. Croix and the Turks & Caicos Islands, the high kills shelters of Los Angeles and the American South, as well as the puppy mills of the Midwest. Hundreds of dogs rescued from near and far are adopted by loving families from Kent Animal Shelter every year, and the staff carefully places each dog. The rescues and adoptions are made possible with donations to Kent Animal Shelter from individuals concerned about animal welfare.

To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter's rescue and adoption programs, go to http://www.KentAnimalShelter.com/donations.html. For more information about Kent Animal Shelter’s animal rescue and adoption programs, as well as spay/neuter clinic and cat retirement home, visit http://www.KentAnimalShelter.com.

Kent Animal Shelter is an award-winning 501(C)3 private not-for-profit organization that was established in 1968 as a no-kill haven for abandoned, neglected or abused animals. More information about Kent Animal Shelter is available at http://www.kentanimalshelter.com.

For more information about the SATO Project of Puerto Rico, please visit http://www.thesatoproject.org.

Photos of the six dogs rescued from Puerto Rico and now available for adoption at Kent Animal Shelter are included with this release.

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