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30 dogs, cats from Puerto Rico arrive in South Florida



Broward County, Florida – On Wednesday morning, thirty dogs and cats arrived at Miami International Airport from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona tore through the island.

20 dogs and 10 cats – were taken in by the Humane Society of Broward County from the Save-A-Sato rescue group in San Juan.

The Puerto Rican shelter is without power, and running water, and the streets nearby are still flooded, according to the Humane Society.

“By taking some of these animals, it’s helping to alleviate, you know, and make more room at the shelter. It’s our understanding that they’re already finding animals and bringing them to the facility, so this is just one of many flights that we anticipate helping in the next couple of weeks,” said Cherie Wachter, of the Humane Society of Broward County.

The shelter is now cleaning up the damage left behind by the storm, helping other rescue groups, and waiting for power to be restored, according to the Humane Society.

The animals were flown in on an Amerijet and will rest Wednesday morning before undergoing medical exams. The Humane Society is hoping to have the animals up for adoption by this weekend. To learn more or to make a donation visit


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