Friends, thank you for stopping by.
Puerto Rico was hit with two of the largest Hurricanes in history within two weeks of each other. Hurricane Irma on September 6th, 2017, and Hurricane Maria on September 20th, 2017.
As I mentioned in my September 25th Facebook post, Hurricane Maria felt like another 9/11 to me. The kind of tragedy where you go to bed in one life and wake up in another. After you read this message, you can watch my video discussing Puerto Rico and the animals of Puerto Rico. If you're on a desktop, just scroll down to see the video. If you're on a mobile, look for "Updates" and you can see it there.
There are over 500,000 stray dogs in Puerto Rico and over 1 million stray cats. It's hard to imagone what they endured with Hurricane Maria's 175 MPH winds for 7 straight hours.
I'm going to be organizing on the ground and working with Rescue Organizations and Animal Advocates alike to offer immediate relief to animals in need. As communications get better, I will continue to expand my network with respect to animal welfare and look to the people on the front lines for animals here in Puerto Rico.
Many of you know I'm a human dad to 7 dogs and have been writing about animals for the last 6 to 7 years. Many of you also know me from the "Everybody Loves Sammy", "Dr. Harp Seal", "Scott Evan Smith" and "I'm a Pig Man" communities and animal advocacy messages. I have been writing about animals for the past 7 years across a vast array of topics. Wgen it comes to animal welfare, I can move the ball downfield with the best of them.
The picture you see is of my dog, Lucky and myself, Scott Smith. I rescued Lucky right off the street in Puerto Rico on May 10th, 2017. He was homeless and scared. Now, Lucky is part of a Wolfpack of 7 and has completed our family. As you can see, I am "Lucky In Love" -- Lucky was one of the lucky ones, no pun intended. Most stray animals on the island never make it into a loving family and home.
The other dog on the campaign page is my Pit Bull, Rocky. I rescued him off the street in Puerto Rico on November 19th, 2015. He was sick and frail. Now, he's healthy and happy as can be. Rocky was also very lucky. Again, the majority of animals here in Puerto Rico never see such luck.
Together, with your help, we can give other animals the same opportunity that Lucky and Rocky got.
Lets go save lives and make the world a better place.
Scott Smith -- Animal Defender --