Puerto Rico evacuees reunited with their dogs in Orlando

The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando flew in a group of dogs from the island to reunite them with their owners Sunday.????

ORLANDO, Fla. — After Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, many on the island moved to the mainland United States while their community recovered, leaving most of their possessions behind.

Some evacuees even had to leave their dogs behind on the island—but one local animal rescue wanted to change that.

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The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando flew in a group of dogs from the island to reunite them with their owners Sunday.

Here are the dogs coming onto the plane:

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The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando partnered with St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center to transfer 59 animals (56 dogs and 3 cats) from Puerto Rico to reunite them with their families.

According to the pet rescue, one man traveled from Texas to be reunited with his dog.