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Investment Banker Claims To Help Puerto Rico Debt Crisis By Flying Dogs To The Hamptons

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An investment banker has taken Puerto Rican street dogs out of shelters and sent them off to the luxurious Hamptons of New York via private jet.

Citigroup investment banker David Brownstein has saved almost 100 dogs by chartering flights from the US island territory back to the US. The various mutts are placed in shelters in The Hamptons and Jersey Shore where they are subsequently adopted according to the Wall Street Journal.

Brownstein, 57, is part of the investment banking team which is in charge of fixing up the finances of heavily indebted Puerto Rico. The territory is currently in a $70 billion hole.

In six years time, Brownstein has flown around 1,000 animals to the US mainland. The entirety of the operation from saving the street dogs – or satos as they are locally known – and putting them in a no kill shelter to flying them back to the mainland is all privately funded.

Puerto Rico has around 300,000 satos throughout the island according to the Wall Street Journal. Brownstein is President of Lighthouse Animal Rescue in Puerto Rico which is a no-kill shelter run by his friend, a former model.

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