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Humane Society Rescues Hundreds Of Dogs From Crowded Shelters In Puerto Rico

Shiloh, one of the 35 dogs to be transported to the U.S. from the San Francisco de Asis animal shelter in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Carlos Giusti/AP Images for The HSUS)


A dog at the San Francisco de Asis animal shelter in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Carlos Giusti/AP Images for The HSUS)


Dogs at the San Francisco de Asis animal shelter in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Carlos Giusti/AP Images for The HSUS)



Joanice Ramos, volunteer at the San Francisco de Asis animal shelter in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, closes the crate for one of the dogs being transported to the U.S. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Carlos Giusti/AP Images for The HSUS)


At the San Francisco de Asis animal shelter in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Carlos Giusti/AP Images for The HSUS)


The San Francisco de Asis animal shelter in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Carlos Giusti/AP Images for The HSUS)



This image shows the conditions due to lack of resources of the San Francisco de Asis animal shelter in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Carlos Giusti/AP Images for The HSUS)


Stella Ramirez, secretary of the board at the San Francisco de Asis animal shelter in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, says goodbye to Olivia, one of the 35 dogs from her facility to be transported to the U.S. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Carlos Giusti/AP Images for The HSUS)


Delymar Belzn Bernard Mart'nez, director of the San Francisco de Asis animal shelter in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, hugs Kim Alboum, Shelter Outreach and Policy Engagement Director for The HSUS, after loading 35 dogs to be transported to the U.S. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Carlos Giusti/AP Images for The HSUS)


HSUS staff member Molly Feldman interacts with a rescued cat at the Villa Michelle animal shelter in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Carlos Giusti/AP Images for The HSUS)


Gamboa at Animal Haven in NYC (Shannon Kirkman)


Lucky at at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc.)



Mia at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc.)


Sebastian at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc.)


Sonic at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc.)


Teresa at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc.)