Live Updates: Follow PETA’s On-Site Work Saving Terrified Animals in Puerto Rico


Live Updates: Follow PETA’s On-Site Work Saving Terrified Animals in Puerto Rico
  1. Live Updates: Follow PETA’s On-Site Work Saving Terrified Animals in Puerto Rico
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    Just weeks after Hurricane Irma crippled islands throughout the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico—and PETA is on the ground, helping to save animals. The post Live Updates: Follow PETA’s On-Site Work Saving Terrified Animals in Puerto Rico appeared first on PET…
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Written by PETA | October 7, 2017

What’s Happening:

  • Hurricane Maria has caused catastrophic flooding, leaving an estimated 3.4 million people in Puerto Rico without power and endangering an unknown number of humans, dogs, cats, and other animals.
  • After a week of canceled flights and a waiting list for any viable ones a mile long, PETA’s Animal Rescue Team chartered its own flight and is in on the ground in Puerto Rico.
  • The members of the team consist of staff members trained in animal emergencies—all equipped with supplies and rescue gear and some who recently returned from Hurricane Harvey rescue operations in Texas and Louisiana.

Updates:

Posted at October 6, 2017, at 1:25 p.m. 

This dog had a severe case of mange and scratched her skin raw. Our rescue team comforted her as they headed for help.

Posted at October 6, 2017, at 12:33 p.m. 

We rushed Roquero (aka Rocker) to the veterinarian where he received a dewormer, had his nails clipped, and had blood work done.We also gave him a medicated bath to help his skin. Rocker suffers from a jaw birth defect he’s had for years, but despite his hardships, he’s still such a sweet dog and loves being held.

Posted at October 5, 2017, at 3:16 p.m. 

A PETA volunteer comforted a dying dog who was found like this.

Posted at October 5, 2017, at 9:55 a.m. 

We are transporting this dog to the vet. She was scratching herself because of a severe case of mange and needed medical care.

Posted at October 5, 2017, at 9:47 a.m. 

Animals at the shelter who endured Hurricane Maria had been through hell & back. PETA helped comfort those desperate for human affection.

Posted at October 5, 2017, at 9:42 a.m. 

The entire area was destroyed by the hurricane, and the shelter is surrounded by fallen trees and other debris. We helped clean up the mess.

Posted at October 5, 2017, at 9:38 a.m. 

These dogs were burning up in the sun, so PETA’s team helped cover outside pens with tin panels for shade.

Posted at October 5, 2017, at 9:33 a.m. 

The PETA team helped provide relief at a shelter working to house 650 dogs.

Posted at October 5, 2017, at 6:02 a.m. 

Meet some of the desperately hungry, traumatized dogs and cats PETA has been helping in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Posted at October 4, 2017, at 11:58 a.m. 

Watch the video below to find out how PETA’s Animal Rescue Team is making a difference for dogs and cats displaced by tragedies like Hurricane Maria. Click here to learn how you can help animals in times of crisis, too.

Posted at October 4, 2017, at 11:31 a.m. 

There are few signs of life here. Nature has been uprooted, roads are blocked, and everything is gone, including the animals.

Posted at October 4, 2017, at 11:09 a.m. 

We counseled this dog’s guardians and left food for him and the other surviving dogs on the property.

Posted at October 4, 2017, at 11:07 a.m.

Imagine what it must have been like for these chained dogs to live through the hurricane while everything around him was crashing down in the raging wind.

Posted at October 4, 2017, at 10:45 a.m.

A woman on this property was anxious to get some food for all the starving cats and dogs she’s trying to care for now, as she cleans up all the debris.

Posted at October 4, 2017, at 10:11 a.m.

These dogs’ guardians fled, their house and everything in it destroyed, including eight Chihuahuas whose bodies are buried under the rubble. Two other little dogs survived, and neighbors who are feeding and watching over them were happy to receive dog food for them.

Posted at October 3, 2017, at 8:56 a.m.

The PETA team joined a queue of folks desperate for gasoline. While waiting in line—in temperatures soaring above 90 degrees—they spotted a puppy, a pregnant dog, and her “husband,” whose feet were bloody and raw. Members of our Animal Rescue Team provided the inseparable trio with much-needed food and water and brought them to a veterinarian for additional care.

Posted at October 3, 2017, at 8:17 a.m.

PETA’s Animal Rescue Team continues to offer help and support in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Click here to help support PETA’s Animal Emergency Fund, which makes it possible for us to respond quickly when disasters like the one in Puerto Rico put animals in danger.

Posted at October 2, 2017, at 8:40 a.m.

In Puerto Rico, a PETA volunteer provided desperately needed comfort to this traumatized, blind dog.

Posted at September 30, 2017, at 12:36 p.m.

There are roughly 200 dogs and cats in need at this facility in Cabo Rojo. Our Animal Rescue Team members rolled up their sleeves and cleaned up flood damage, fed, watered, and walked animals—giving them some attention and comfort at long last. This dog named Roxy was all smiles when we took her outdoors for fresh air.

Posted at September 30, 2017, at 12:31 p.m.

PETA rescue team member Jenny held this confused blind dog in a quiet corner and calmed her down.

Posted at September 29, 2017, at 9:10 a.m.

A huge thank you to Sam’s Club for their generous donations.

Posted at September 29, 2017, at 9:07 a.m.

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