Rescued dog that survived two hurricanes in Puerto Rico dies in shelter fire

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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.

https://www.facebook.com/SavedMeInc/posts/1676223495785977

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.

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