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CBP at Newark Receives Rescue Dogs

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October 5, 2021
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Dogs and Cats of Antigua Inc. arrive at Morristown Airport

NEWARK, N.J. – U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agriculture specialists at Newark Liberty International Airport assisted in the processing of rescue dogs from Antigua.CBP Rescue Dogs

On Oct 4th at Morristown Airport, CBP officers and agriculture specialists processed the arrival of 25 rescue dogs aboard the Wings of Rescue into the United States from Antigua. All the adopted dogs arriving in the United States have homes within the tri-state area, an additional 50 dogs are traveling on to their destination in Toronto, Canada.

“CBP officers and agriculture specialists perform many functions at the ports-of-entry, being able to assist in providing these rescued animals a permanent home is one of the more satisfying responsibilities we have at CBP,” said Marty Raybon, Acting Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations.

“Our pups and dogs come from the direst circumstances. We make as much of an effort to make sure our pups and dogs are healthy and strong for travel as we do in finding them the right homes. We are grateful to all our supporters and adopters who have helped create these happy endings for our dogs. Our four-legged furry friends are the best ambassadors for our little paradise island of Antigua,” said Joy Farrell, Founder Dogs and Cats of Antigua.

CBP Rescue DogsYou may be required to have several documents from different agencies when entering the United States, depending on your dog’s breed, origin, destination, and method of travel (such as airline or ship).  To learn more: https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-3695?language=en_US

Dogs and Cats of Antigua – US is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2015 with the aim to help reduce the dire street dog overpopulation problem in Antigua.  To learn more: https://www.dogsandcatsofantigua.com/about-us

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October 5, 2021