Local animal rescue to help pets in Puerto Rico


ERIN: WELCOME BACK. THIS WEEK, A LOCAL ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP IS HEADING TO PUERTO RICO ON A MISSION TO SAVE LIVES, BUT FIRST THEY NEED YOUR HELP. JOINING ME NOW ARE PAT DESHONG, PRESIDENT OF FURRY FRIENDS, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. AND ROBERT ACEVEDO, THE GROUP’S RANCH MANAGER. CONNECTION WHEN IT COMES TO PUERTO RICO, YOU ARE FROM THERE AND YOU HAVE A LOT OF FAMILY.>>I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN PUERTO RICO IN A TOWN CALLED CATALINA. PRETTY MUCH ALL OF MY FRIENDS. ERIN: YOU SAID THEY ARE OK?>>THINK GOD — THANK GOD. ERIN: SO YOU GUYS AS AN ORGANIZATION ARE TRYING TO DO WHAT YOU CAN TO SAVE — SEND HELP. THERE IS A LOT OF PETS OVER THERE THAT NEED HELP. WHAT IS YOUR PLAN?>>WE ARE JOINING WITH A BUNCH OF OTHER RESCUE GROUPS THAT HAVE A PLANE OVER THERE ALREADY THAT IS COMING BACK TOMORROW. FOR A FRIENDS WANTS TO FUND –FURRY FRIENDS ONCE DEFINED THE SECOND CLAIM. — WANTS TO FUND THE SECOND PLANE. WE HAVE A LOT OF SUPPLIES FOR THE ANIMALS, GENERATORS, A LOT OF SUPPLIES TO GET THE PUERTO RICO. WE HAVE RAISED HALF THE MONEY ALREADY. $15,000 AS THE FLIGHT. WE WOULD LOVE THE COMMUNITY TO HELP US RAISE THE ADDITIONAL $7,500. ERIN: SO YOU WERE ASKING FOR A MONETARY DONATION?>>I BELIEVE SO. WE HAVE PLENTY OF DOG FOOD AND THINGS LIKE FLASHLIGHTS. THERE MAY BE A THIRD FLIGHT. THIS WILL BE AN ONGOING EFFORT AND WE REALLY NEED MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO GET TO PUERTO RICO. ACE WILL BE GOING REPRESENTING FURRY FRIENDS AND IT IS PERSONAL FOR HIM, WHICH MAKES IT PERSONAL FOR US. ERIN: ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE STRUGGLING OR A TOP PRIORITY. WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT THE ANIMALS? THEY HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT FEEDING AND GETTING THEMSELVES WATER SO THE ANIMALS ARE UNFORTUNATELY A SECOND PRIORITY.>>MY SISTER IS A CAT LOVER SO SHE IS THRILLED I’M GOING TO HELP THEM, AND ALSO TO BRING SOME STRAY DOGS BACK. ERIN: SO THE PLANE COMING BACK TODAY WILL HAVE MORE ANIMALS?>>IS COMING BACK TOMORROW AND HE WILL BE LEAVING ON MONDAY. SOME OF THE OTHER PEOPLE FROM THE OTHER RESCUES AS WELL, I BELIEVE, AND COMING BACK ON THURSDAY WE ARE BRINGING BACK ANIMALS. ERIN: TELL PEOPLE HOW TO DONATE.>>GO TO OUR WEBSITE HERE IT WE HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION ON WHAT IS HAPPENING, FURRYFRIE NDSADOPTION.COM, OR THEY CAN CALL US. ERIN: CONTACT THEM AND THEY WILL PUT YOU IN CONTACT WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE. THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS. BE CAREFUL FOR — ON THAT TRIP. THIS GUY IS UP FOR ADOPTION?

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