Lorri Caffrey, the resident of Verona who is the executive director of the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, announced that the shelter is helping save more than 350 animals from a crowded shelter in El Paso, Texas. The rescue, which will transport the animals to New Jersey, California and Wisconsin, is supported by the Bissell Pet Foundation, Animal Rescue Corps, the Maddie Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida, City of El Paso Animal Services and d ‘others.
Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter will seek to place approximately 130 dogs. Jessica Garrison, her manager, travels to El Paso to chaperone the return flight to Morristown on Friday July 2nd. Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter says shelters as far as Rhode Island are joining them in receiving the dogs.
“We are pleased to be a partner in this life-saving operation,” says Caffrey. “New Jersey is no stranger to pets in need, which is why we seek to welcome animals locally as much as possible. There are times, however, when we receive an SOS from overcrowded shelters across the country and we are able to help them. We are grateful to the Bissell Pet Foundation for working to save animals in crisis. When we work together, we can save more lives.