Animal welfare groups Wings of Rescue and The Sato Project teamed up with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and its Vodka for Dog People program to airlift 300 homeless and abandoned pets from Puerto Rico to White Plains, New York, and Portland, Maine, aboard two cargo aircraft on Saturday.
The “Freedom Flights” rescued and rehabilitated a total of 165 dogs and 135 cats that faced dire conditions without intervention, according to a joint press release from the involved organizations.
Hundreds of homeless animals from Puerto Rico were flown on “freedom flights” to the U.S. on Saturday.
Pet welfare groups The Sato Project and Wings of Rescue teamed up with Tito’s Handmade Vodka to save 165 dogs and 135 cats from the streets of Puerto Rico and the island’s overcrowded animal shelters.
“We are thrilled to be the main transportation link in this impressive one-day rescue effort to save 300 lives and bring happiness and joy to countless families and individuals,” said Ric Browde, President of Wings of Rescue.