One of Citigroup’s bankers representing Puerto Rico in its effort to restructure its $70billion debt, David Brownstein, is rescuing Puerto Rico’s stray dogs:
Puerto Rico’s Pooches Jet Off to the Hamptons. Stray dogs are flown to new homes on mainland on private planes
Once airborne for the mainland, Mr. Brownstein, Citi’s head of public finance, got up from his seat to reassure a nervous flier, a black, 20-pound stray dog named Dulce Maria.
Dulce Maria gazed wide-eyed around the private jet, which was littered with comforts, including overstuffed chairs and trays of pastry—a far cry from scrounging for scraps in the dumpsters of beach bars. Mr. Brownstein and his team coaxed the shivering canine out of her pet carrier, fed her a turkey sandwich from the plane’s catering, swaddled her in a blanket and set her in the lap of one of the dog rescuers, a model.
The dogs then get placed in shelters in the Hamptons and Jersey Shore.
I could use a charter flight to Hamptons and Jersey Shore during the high season, along with a turkey sandwich from the plane’s catering and a blanket (you can keep the model – I’m not really into models unless they are the old guys in Dodge Ram and Viagra ads), but what’s making me jealous is that two of the dogs, Anne and Amelia, got a front-page hedcut, the ultimate status symbol among the cognoscenti.