November 8, 2006


Photos: Oren Ziv On Friday, November 3, 40 puppies rescued from the north of Israel during the conflict with Hezbollah arrived at JFK airport in New York, eager for a chance at a new home in the U.S. The puppies are being boarded at shelters throughout the Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland areas, including the Montgomery County Humane Society, and the Arlington and Alexandria Animal Welfare Leagues, while they make appearances at adoption events.

During the crisis, through its sister charity in Israel, Hakol Chai, CHAI distributed over 12 tons of food, hundreds of water bowls, vaccines, leashes, and other supplies to evacuated areas. Hakol Chai rescued many animals from deserted homes and streets across the north after residents fled to bomb shelters.

"We reunited many puppies with their original families, and placed more with new families in Israel, but adoptions go slowly there," says Nina Natelson, CHAI's Director. "We want to give them the best opportunity we can to find homes, so we are bringing them here."

Puppies depart from Ben Gurion Airport CHAI members and a veterinarian were at JFK to greet and check the puppies. CHAI is also very grateful to Best Friends Animal Society for their support during the rescue effort, and for locating volunteers to feed, water, clean, and exercise the puppies at the airport.

Puppies arrive at Kennedy Airport
See photos of the puppies for adoption.

We need your help! For residents of the Washington, D.C. metro area, and especially in northern Virginia, if you would like to help us walk or foster the puppies, transport puppies to adoption events, or help at an adoption day, please call us at 703-658-9650.

We also need your help with the cost of caring for and finding homes for them all.

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Please send your tax-deductible donations to:
CHAI, POB 3341, Alexandria, VA 22302, USA,
or donate through our website.


Yours for a more compassionate world,

Nina Natelson
CHAI - Concern for Helping Animals in Israel
PO Box 3341, Alexandria, VA 22302

Phone: 703-370-0333


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