In 2017, The Hometown Foundation, Inc. continued to expand our work in the animal welfare community. After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria, The Hometown Foundation, Inc. knew that we had to do something to help the misplaced and homeless animal populations of Texas and Puerto Rico. With help from our community partner, Bozzuto’s, Inc. we were able to load tractor trailers filled with 80,000 pounds of pet food, medical supplies, and water to deliver to the affected areas.
In Florida, planes were loaded with donated supplies and delivered to Puerto Rico rescue operations. However, the decimated infrastructure and limited shelter options on the island lead to taking further action. Instead of bringing empty planes home, after the supplies were delivered, the planes returned with more than 800 animals that were transferred to local rescues for medical treatment and proper care that they desperately needed, before finding their forever homes.
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