November 29, 2020

New home in New York

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Lindsey Gordon (left) and Justine Riseley leave Cayman with the seven dogs

These dogs are about to enjoy a taste of the apple – the BIG APPLE!

The canine cuties have all been given a great chance of finding new homes thanks to an animal charity in the US.

Pets Alive in Middletown, New York have taken delivery of seven adult dogs from the Cayman Islands Humane Society.

And on Saturday with their bags packed the four-legged travelers set off on the long journey that may soon find them loving families.

Kind-hearted Cayman Airways agreed to fly the dogs Stateside free of charge and they were accompanied on their journey by board member Lindsey Gordon and volunteer Justine Riseley.

Once they landed in New York they were picked up by the Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) and taken to the shelter which has a strict “no kill” policy.

One of the dogs is packed up and ready to go stateside

Justine said: “None of this would have been possible without Pets Alive and Arc. We must also thank Cayman Airlines for their help flying the animals over.”

Lesley Walker of the shelter added: “We had a great response from our supporters to appeals for air miles and cash to help with the transfer costs.

“When they arrive in New York they will be met by a rescue organization called Animal Rescue Corps. ARC is willing to transport the dogs and volunteers up to Pets Alive in Middletown and then bring the volunteers back to the airport for the return flight.

“Pets Alive is a No-Kill shelter. Once they agree to take the dogs, even when they find them a home, they undertake responsibility for the dogs for life.   Pets Alive provide their own microchip implants which means that if the dogs ever get lost they can be returned to Pets Alive. Our lucky dogs have had their chips implanted this week.

“A great Christmas gift for the seven dogs chosen!”

The animals picked to start a new life in America are Cooper, Nikki, Melissa, Uno, Betsy, Widget and Boo Boo who between them have spend more than seven years at the shelter.

 

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