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'Love Is In the Air' rescue flew 190 homeless pets to forever homes for Valentine’s Day

The best kind of love is finding a furever friend.


Over the weekend, The Sato Project and Wings of Rescue were able to find almost 200 cats and dogs in need of a forever home, reports People.


This initiative was a part of their “Love Is in the Air” mission that helps save over 500 shelter animals during Valentine’s Day week. The two organizations teamed up with Tito’s Handmade Vodka to help bring these 190 stray animals from Puerto Rico to the United States.


Over the weekend, the animals were airlifted on a chartered plane that made stops in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and in Farmingdale and White Plains, New York.


When the animals arrived in New York, 70 dogs were able to meet their families.


“All of the dogs on this flight were rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico, saved from a severe hoarding situation, abandoned, or pulled from overburdened animal shelters impacted by recent earthquakes,” the Sato Project said in a press release.


“In addition to dealing with COVID-19, Puerto Rico continues to be plagued by daily earthquakes and tropical storms,” the nonprofit added.


All of the animals needed to be cleared ahead of the flight. The pets underwent a “mandatory 30-day quarantine period.”



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