Saturday, November 24, 2012


As you all know by now, many pets were separated from their families during the superstorm known as Sandy but for one dog and his family there was a happy ending and I found the story in my backlog of reading material.

The Rockaways were pounded by Sandy (the storm) and during the relentless force of nature, Sandy, an 11 year-old Labrador Retriever and the canine member of the Baron family slipped out of the house when a door was blown open. But Sandy the dog didn't return after Sandy the storm left the tri-state area. The family was heartbroken.

Meanwhile, a police officer took charge of a dog found in the lobby at St. John's Hospital, turning him over to Brooklyn Animal Care & Control. A microchip identified the displaced pooch but the electricity and phone situation in the Rockaways prevented the family from being notified. Animal rescuer Phyllis Taiano stepped in, personally driving Sandy home to his loving family and a happy ending to his escapade.

Some great photos and a detailed account of Sandy's tale are in this Daily News article:

With everyone reunited, I'm sure Sandy and the rest of the Baron family celebrated a Happy Thanksgiving and I'll bet Sandy is one pooch that's looking forward to a Happy and uneventful Hanukkah.

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