In a tale to warm even the coldest of hearts, a family has been reunited with their dog seven years after Hurricane Katrina.
The 15-year-old white poodle named Shorty was found wandering along a road in North Carolina,
The family was forced to give up the pooch after they lost everything in the wake of Katrina.
“They lost their home and didn’t have the ability to take care of their dog so they gave it away,” Dr. Blake Peurifoy told NBC News.“They don’t know where it went from there.”
Following Katrina, Shorty lived a family in North Carolina for seven years before going missing earlier this month.
Ta’layza Miller and her Grandmother, Oclisha Miller, have come forward to reveal they are the owners of Shorty, who has been missing since September 10 when they allowed him outside and he wandered off.
The family says they adopted him from a Concord Kennel six years ago, but they will not wage a custody war over the pooch.
“I do want him back, but since they lost everything in Hurricane Katrina and they lost him… I wouldn’t mind them keeping him or anything because it was their dog first,” said 15-year-old Ta’layza.