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Rescued animals fly to US for new homes

TAIPEI--Thirteen rescued animals are scheduled to fly to Seattle in the United States Saturday as part of a cross ocean adoption program, the Animal Rescue Team Taiwan (ARTT) said.

The 13 dogs and cats rescued in southern Taiwan's Liouciou Township will be allowed to fly to the U.S. to seek new homes, despite the recent rabies outbreak on the island, said Ni Ching-tai, a volunteer in charge of foreign adoptions in ARTT.

The stray animals were only required to be vaccinated and undergo health examinations before entering the U.S, as there were no rabies cases reported among cats or dogs in Taiwan so far, Ni said.

However, the disease outbreak has affected domestic adoptions. Because of the outbreak, fewer Taiwanese families are willing to take on new pets and more pet owners have abandoned their dogs and cats, Ni said.

Animal catchers have received a higher number of reports about stray animals since July when rabies cases were confirmed, the volunteer added.

Ni expressed gratitude to animal welfare groups in the U.S. for helping the group of furry creatures find new homes there.

Taiwan reported a total of 87 cases of rabies as of Saturday. All but one of the cases in 42 townships across nine counties and cities involved Formosan ferret-badgers. Taitung reported a rabid Asian house shrew in late July.

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