Bachelor Alum on a Mission to Save Rescue Animals in Atlanta

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
As if you needed any more reason to love Bachelor alum Lorenzo Borghese, the Italian prince is heading to Atlanta for the “Wheels and Wings” animal rescue event on August 19 and 20.

Get ready to swoon. (No, really. Rescuing shelter animals in the new hawt!)

Animal Aid USA co-founder (oh, and Italian royalty, but who’s paying attention?) Lorenzo Borghese will be in Savannah, Georgia the weekend of August 19 and 20, and we don’t know that there is anything more attractive than a prince rescuing our neediest furry friends.

Borghese founded Animal Aid USA with Karen Talbot (an amazing woman who walked away from her career in order to focus on her family and passion–animals) to rescue animals who would otherwise have no options but to be euthanized. In the many animal control centers Animal Aid USA services, the only way animals leave the facility is through a licensed rescue agency…or death. NO other options.

So Prince Lorenzo and his team travel monthly from New Jersey to Georgia, visiting these facilities in order to save the animals by giving medical attention and vetting out to reputable rescues across the nation, who in turn will find these precious pets forever families.

The rescue efforts in Savannah (partnered with various organizations that help with care, treatment and transport) will be the largest of Animal Aid USA’s year, as they expect to rescue approximately 350 animals on the euthanasia list.

Calling the event “Wheels and Wings,” animals will be rescued, treated with medical care to be temporarily housed while awaiting the next step in the process. According to Borghese, “When they are ready to be adopted, we transport them to our receiving rescues or private adopters across the U.S.” As the facilities they are rescued from provide no veterinary care, the ‘rescue and relocation’ model that Animal Aid USA uses allows animals the time and opportunity to become healthy and eager family members wherever the large network of rescue associations finds them homes. Literally, they save the animals’ lives, and in more ways than one can count.

Animal Aid USA has rescued over 14,000 animals since its beginnings in 2012. That’s an average of 292 animals a month, EVERY month! 14,000 animal (and human family members!) lives changed forever.

And while we can’t deny getting ‘the rose‘ is nice…we much prefer this Bachelor’s rescue efforts!

Lori Ennis
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