Love was in the air - literally - for 91 dogs who were flown in from Fresno, California to Ypsilanti yesterday.

The dogs, 80% of which are chihuahuas or chihuahua mixes, were plucked from over-crowded shelters on the west coast (most of which euthanize due to population control) and flown across the country yesterday and arrived at Willow Run Airport last night.

The non-profit group Wings of Rescue flew them in, free of charge.

The rescue says that there is a shortage of, but demand for, small dogs in the Detroit area, and that's why they brought the pups. The dogs were separated and sent to different Michigan rescues.

If you're interested in adopting, you can call the Michigan Humane Society at 866-MHUMANE, Michigan Animal Rescue League at 248-335-9290, Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit at 313-943-2697, or the Midwest Small Breed Rescue at www.midwestsmallbreedrescue.com.