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April 10, 2019 - Piden ayuda para controlar población de cerdos en San Juan (Telemundo de Puerto Rico)

In Spanish / en español

Title translation:  They ask for help to control population of pigs in San Juan

They build pens to take care of them and prevent them from continuing to procreate.

View on Telemundo Puerto Rico

 

Sep 14, 2018 - Activists Are Fighting to Stop the Mass Slaughter of Puerto Rico’s Pot-Bellied Pigs (Lady Freethinker)

Sep 30, 2018 - Paralyzed miracle dog gets happy ending (The Guam Daily Post)

Miracle DogOn a rainy day in early August, Arwen Niles loaded a paralyzed dog and her two puppies found near the airport into the back of her car. She didn't know what could be done to help them, nor that the paralyzed dog – soon christened Mama Dog – would end up staying with her family of three for two months. In those first moments, she just knew she could do something.

Now, nearly eight weeks later, Mama Dog's journey on Guam will end where it began: the A.B. Won Pat International Airport. On Sept. 26, Mama Dog was on an early flight to Hartford, Connecticut, where she'll receive medical care not available on island and settle into a temporary home with a foster parent who Niles said can't wait to meet her.

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Sep 14, 2018 - Activists Are Fighting to Stop the Mass Slaughter of Puerto Rico’s Pot-Bellied Pigs (Lady Freethinker)

potbelly pigsAnimal advocacy organizations Women United For Animal Welfare (WUFAW) and ARYA Pets have joined forces in a desperate effort to stop the USDA’s inhumane plan to slaughter hundreds of Vietnamese pot-belly pigs in Puerto Rico.

“We are fighting against the clock,” said Dr Natalia Soto, vice president and co-founder of WUFAW. “The USDA wants to get this done asap and we are determined to save as many pigs as possible. ”

The neighborhood of Caño Martin Peña in San Juan is overrun with feral pigs — former pets bought as “miniatures,” who grew and were then abandoned following the destruction wrought by Hurricane Maria....

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