56 cats and dogs from Puerto Rico arrived to the Brandywine SPCA on Monday as a part of a national rescue mission. Operation Breathing Room delivered the 31 dogs and 25 cats as part of their efforts to save the lives of animals at risk of euthanasia while helping the sending shelters make sustainable changes. According to the SPCA, only 8% of the animals in Puerto Rico's shelters leave alive. The area is fighting a crisis of more than 30,000 street dogs. So far, 3 quarters of the animals have been adopted and are now with their new, forever families. However, some are still searching.
Three quarters of the pets rescued from Puerto Rico and delivered to the Brandywine Valley SPCA have been adopted, but a few are still looking for fur-ever homes. NBC10's Katy Zachary sits down with Linda Torelli and Kathy Hein who brought Rubio and Tina to the studio.