MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Bahamian family who had to leave their dog behind after Hurricane Dorian was reunited with their beloved pooch.
The Cornish family is complete once more now that their dog Box is back with them.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: Memorial Healthcare System Suspending Elective Procedures Aug. 9
Friday afternoon, the dog was flown from the Bahamas to a private hangar at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.
“We right now are so excited to have the puppy,” said owner Charlie Cornish.
After Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas the family had to leave Box behind when they evacuated.READ MORE: 'Above Average' Hurricane Season Still Forecast In NOAA Update
“I hopped on a plane. It was heartbreaking. I said to my neighbor I have dog food. You have my house. You’ve got to take care of him,” said Cornish.
Thanks to the help of Wings of Rescue, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and Greatergood.org, Box was located and put on a plane.
“It’s the best Christmas present,” a family member said through tears.MORE NEWS: Broward School Board Backtracks On Mask Mandate Decision, Will Meet Aug. 10 To Discuss
Rescuers say Bahamians looking to reunite with their pets can get information at a central location Baarkbahamas.com