April 2, 2012

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Pets Alive’s Puerto Rican shelter to open soon

Myra, Maria & Rosa recently stopped by the new Pets Alive
facility in Puerto Rico to assist

UTUADO, PR – The Town of Wallkill-based Pets Alive organization is in the final stages before opening its Puerto Rico facility in Utuado.          

Husband and wife team Joy and Ken Carson have been in Puerto Rico for over two months. The shelter, when opened, will be designed to take in, care for and find families to adopt abandoned and stray cats and dogs.

Joy Carson told that their mission goes beyond that.

“Our main purpose would be to help to change the culture, to help people to understand the importance of spaying and neutering to help educate the public about adoption and about caring for the dogs that they do have and keeping dogs in the homes then allowing them to roam,” Carson said. “But the key is the spaying and neutering because without the spaying and neutering the problem of the abandoned dogs here just keeps growing.”

Prior to the Carsons' moving to Puerto Rico, Joy Carson was the director of the Pets Alive facility in Westchester County.


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