CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. -- A dog separated from his family in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina seven years ago was found wandering along a road in Cabarrus County.
The 15-year-old dog named Shorty has a microchip. His family still lives in Louisiana. No one knows how Shorty ended up here in North Carolina, but workers at the animal hospital are excited to get him back to his owners.
"I know these people have had the past seven years or so a hard life, thank God I'm not in their position, and we just hope this serves as a sort of a bright spot for them because they certainly deserve it," said Dr. Blake Peurifoy.
The Louisiana family told the Cabarrus Animal Hospital, during Hurricane Katrina they were dealing with so much they felt the right thing to do was to get Shorty to the proper home. Seven years later they're in a better place and ready to be re-united with their long lost friend.
It'll be a couple of weeks before Shorty can travel back home. He has a serious heart murmur and an oral disease the vet would like to take care of first.