100 dogs, cats arrive in South Florida from Puerto Rico

A hundred animals were evacuated Wednesday from Puerto Rico and brought to Fort Lauderdale.

The 75 dogs and 25 cats came over after the shelter that housed them on the island, Save a Sato, was destroyed during Hurricane Maria.

"It's overwhelming," said Cherie Wachter, of the Broward Humane Society. "This is the largest number of animals we've ever taken from them at one time."

Wachter said the shelter the animals came from has no power. And pictures on the Save a Sato Facebook page show that its roof was blown off by the storm.

"So by taking these animals, it will help free up time and place for those individuals so that they can rebuild their lives," Wachter said. "They have to rebuild what they have so they have to be stronger and better."

This is the second animal rescue flight landing in South Florida from the island.

The four-legged evacuees are now at the Broward County Humane Society and hopefully  headed for a new forever home here on the mainland.

"Tomorrow these animals will be checked by a vet, to be made available for adoption at the Broward County Humane Society, starting this weekend, " Wachter said.

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