Our RUFFined to the Rescue partners, Saving Great Animals just came back from their largest rescue mission in Costa Rica, arriving at SeaTac this afternoon (May 10, 2018) with a haul of ten dogs. We were so excited to join them in welcoming the pups to the city that will hopefully be their forever home.
About four months ago, SGA was invited to visit a remote village in Costa Rica to help 32 dogs in need of medical care. Upon their arrival, the rescue mission realized just how dire the situation was.
These dogs had had no access to medical care or food. Many of them were suffering from severe skin conditions, tumors, and other illnesses from their treacherous lifestyle.
With a lot of effort, local vet work, fundraising and an incredible donor to help fly the dogs to Seattle, SGA has almost finished bringing over all 32 dogs. Today was the fourth flight with the largest amount of dogs on board, 10 pups in total. The final flight carrying the last four dogs will come over on Saturday, May 12.
While they've been through the ringer, these dogs are on the road to recovery with Saving Great Animals. Five have already been adopted, and the others are spending time adapting to their foster homes. Once cleared by vets, the Costa Rican dogs should be available for adoption in the next couple weeks.