Thursday, July 16, 2009


Reunited after Hurricane KatrinaThis is one of those stories that can make your heart hurt, even though it involves a happy reunion between a man and his dog. The drama began when Jessie Pullins had to evacuate New Orleans with his family in August 2005 as Hurricane Katrina approached. He figured he'd be gone a day -- maybe two at most -- so he left his Labrador-shepherd mix J.J. with a generous helping of food and water.
Of course, Pullins was not able to return right away. J.J. ultimately got rescued and adopted by two sisters in California who cared for him deeply and wanted to keep him. After legal wrangling, the sisters returned J.J. to Pullins earlier this year. The saga is detailed in "Mine," a documentary about pet-ownership disputes that PBS plans to broadcast next year.

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