Great News! 62 Dogs & Cats Who Survived Puerto Rico’s Devastating Hurricane Flown By Southwest Airlines & Lucky Dog Animal Rescue To Their Forever Homes

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This past weekend 62 deserving dogs and cats that survived Hurricane Maria received a second leash on life when they were flown from Puerto Rico to Washington D.C.

A collaboration between Virgina-based Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and Southwest Airlines, the January 20th flight also included a delivery of more than 14,000 lbs of humanitarian supplies to animal rescuers still working in Puerto Rico.

“We are incredibly grateful to Southwest for partnering with us to make this flight a reality,” said Mirah Horowitz, Executive Director and Founder of Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. “This flight literally saved lives, both of the animals who were transported to D.C. as well as to those who remain on the island and need the supplies that we brought.”

This is in addition to the more than 10,500 lbs of supplies the partners have already sent to San Juan via Southwest Airlines Cargo.

“The devastation that Hurricane Maria caused the communities of Puerto Rico is heartbreaking,” said Linda Rutherford, Southwest Airlines Chief Communications Officer. “Our employees were eager to lend a hand in bringing relief to San Juan by partnering with DC-based animal organization, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, and Puerto Rico Animal Relief organization PR Animals, in transporting dozens of impacted animals to the DC area in hopes of finding their forever homes.”

WAN is thrilled to share positive stories such as this in which people, organizations, and businesses unite to help animals in need.

We greatly appreciate the kind-hearted efforts of Southwest Airlines and the pilots who transported the animals to safety.

Please Donate to Help More Dogs & Cats Affected by the Hurricanes Here: Lucky Dog Animal Rescue 

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