Thursday, July 1, 2010
Death Row Dogs of Riviera Rescue Arrive in Nice
The Riviera Rescue Team--France
Photos: Clémence Razeau
Nice, France---July 1, 2010--Last night, after a long flight, the little dogs of Riviera Rescue made their appearance on the famous Promenade Des Anglais, in the heart of Nice. They had a very long flight, were stuck in their crates the entire time, while they went through transit in Paris on the way to the South of France. When they arrived, the sun was setting over the Bay of Angels and local animal welfare advocates were there to greet them. These are a few photos of their arrival. Everyone was so very happy. The dogs are sleeping off their jet lag today in foster homes.
A huge thank you to Lisa Carter of the Santa Cruz SPCA, Dr. Jen Hendee, who stayed up so late on many nights figuring out the incredibly difficult administrative madness, Mireille Rudeau, the CAPS assistant who did some big heavy lifting, smoothing over the rough patches, Patrick Villardry, the fireman and disaster response president of the SDA (this was just a little less difficult than his recent efforts in Haiti), Jocelyne Dechaume, who smoothed the perenially ruffled feathers of our local administration, Zouina Belkhami, who helped organize, Robert van Voorthuysen of KLM/Air France, Christine Lascaux of Air France, Clémence Razeau, Fred Markarian, Richard Drevon...the list goes on and on but I just wanted to post a few pics for everyone to see that the dogs are safe, happy, in perfect health, in good hands and resting.
They are ALIVE!
Thank you Deborah Howard, for believing in this rescue effort from the beginning and Lisa Carter, what can I say? Other than to give you a huge intercontinental hug!
To all those of you who said it couldn't be done: YES WE CAN!
To all of you who think this was a lousy idea: THEY ARE ALIVE!
To all of those who said this is a waste of money: What price tag can you put on educating an entire country about adoption, puppy mills and spay/neuter? Education is priceless.
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