Dog who survived 2 hurricanes in Puerto Rico dies in fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia animal shelter says one of two dogs killed when a restaurant fire spread to a pet store had recently arrived from Puerto Rico after surviving two hurricanes.
           
The Saved Me no-kill shelter says on Facebook that Yogi was around 4 years old. The shepherd mix was flown to Philadelphia after the shelter he was in was destroyed by Hurricane Maria, which followed Hurricane Irma.
           
The second dog killed was a Chihuahua mix named Precious, and had been taken from a hoarding situation in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
           
The shelter says "both were learning that people were good."
           
Officials say the dogs were being held at Doggie Style, a pet store next to the restaurant destroyed by fire Wednesday. They died of smoke inhalation.
           
Three firefighters had minor injuries.

 

© 2017 Associated Press


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