Sisters Working on Saving Dogs by Flying them to Colorado
A pair of sisters from Colorado that now live in the United States territory of Saipan, a small island in the Pacific Ocean, are hoping to help out with the overpopulation of dogs on the island by flying them back home to get adequate veterinary care.
The Sisters Are From Colorado
The sisters, Grace and Aria Keilback, are originally from Colorado but now live on the small island of Saipan, which is located in the Northern Mariana Islands. According to the Keilbacks, Saipan is 'flooded with dogs,' as they have estimated that there are roughly 60,000 stray dogs on the island. In addition, there are very few resources as far as veterinary care goes on the island and the vast majority of these animals are neither spayed nor neutered which is one of the factors that has lead to the overpopulation on the island.
The Sisters' Goal
The sisters' goal is to transport as many of these stray dogs back to Colorado to not only receive adequate veterinary care but to be adopted by loving households as well. However, this task comes with a hefty price tag.
A Hefty Price Tag
It has been estimated that it would cost upwards of around $2000 per dog to transfer them from Saipan to Colorado, and because of this, the sisters are seeking financial support from fellow animal lovers.
Aria Keilback had this to say about the sisters' mission:
The community is really drowning in dogs, but those are neglected dogs and abused dogs and dogs that are actively suffering, whereas animals in the US at least have a chance. It is really difficult to find a home for 1000s of strays. Eventually, you’re going to run out of homes, you’re going to run out of families willing you’re going to run out of space. and so really getting these dogs off is our only option that is left.