Around 6:00pm on November 18th a very special flight arrived carrying 7 unusual passengers from Puerto Rico. In an effort to help with the current travesty in Puerto Rico, Little Shelter had flown 7 dogs to sanctuary where they will receive medical
care and be giving a second chance. It was a joyous moment as staff welcomed the new residents to Little Shelter.
This is the latest of multiple transports the Huntington based rescue group has done to assist in the surmounting amount of pets in need after this year’s high impact hurricane season. As one of the oldest humane societies on Long Island and a leader in its community, Little Shelter saw a need to step up and aide over inundated shelters from the disaster areas anyway they could. “We have multiple transports set up over the next few months with dogs and cats coming from Texas, Florida and now Puerto Rico. This is going to be a long road to recovery and animals are still arriving to over filled shelters every day. We want to help give as many dogs and cats as possible a second chance.” stated Little Shelter Director David Ceely.
Little Shelter has already rescued over 50 animals from devastated areas, providing each of them with individualized care and attention. Many of which have already been placed into loving homes. “Donations right now are critical to the success of this endeavor. The more that people donate the more lives we can save. From surgery to basic medical such as spay/neuter, we take care of each animal before they are available for adoption. On top of that we are paying for all the transport cost, food, beds, toys, and the list goes on.” continued Director Ceely.
The dogs will spend a minimum of two weeks in quarantine prior to making their public debut for adoption. Little Shelter is currently running an online donation campaign that will be updated with images of the dogs as they make progress to becoming available.
One of Long Island’s oldest no-kill shelters, is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy. Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes. Located in Huntington, NY. Little Shelter is also a part of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals.