Dog, man sundered by Katrina, reunited

Published: December 15, 2006 | 5203rd good news item since 2003

More than a year after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans Steven Cure has been reunited with his best friend, dog Rocky.

“I knew he was alive,” Cure told the New York Daily News. “I never gave up, but I had to let go.”

Cure last saw Rocky as hurricane winds hit New Orleans and he left to help his parents evacuate. Rising waters cut him off from his home and dog.

Rocky, a boxer-Akita mix, was rescued by search crews who combed the city looking for abandoned pets. In February, he was sent to New York State to the Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton on Long Island.

Luckily, Rocky, an older dog, was not adopted. A few weeks ago, Cure finally learned his whereabouts and on Thursday arrived at the shelter.

Rocky wagged his tail enthusiastically as Cure asked him, “What do you say, Rock? You remember me?”

Published in Animals, Hurricane Katrina
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