Source: The Independent

Surfers Deliver Dogs

by Kitty Merrill

January 30, 2013

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons announced the arrival of two dogs rescued from Rincón, Puerto Rico, last week. Working with rescue partner Animal Rescue Foundation of Rincón (known as ARF Rincón) and two local surfers, the dogs arrived safely at the Adoption Center last Thursday.

John Robertson, for the second year in a row and his friend, Brian Powell, on their way back home to East Hampton from vacation in Rincón, offered to help transport these special dogs. The young men are familiar with both ARF Rincón and ARF of the Hamptons and agreed to fly with the small dogs (Nadia, a two year old male Chihuahua mix, and Pepé, a four month old Lab mix) to New York and deliver them to the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott. The dogs need to be medically cleared by the ARF veterinarian, before being put up for adoption.

ARF Rincón, the Animal Rescue Foundation is a small, community-based non-profit organization with the mission of reducing animal overpopulation, and raising animal consciousness in the town of Rincón. For 15 years, ARF Rincón has been working to save lives, one animal at a time, by reducing the number of animals euthanized.