A four-legged survivor of Hurricane Katrina is still waiting for a new home, eight years after the storm subsided.
Trina, a 9-year-old German Shepard mix named for the hurricane, was brought to central Ohio along with 15 other dogs after she was found wandering the debris-filled streets of Gulfport, MS following the storm.
Many of those dogs were eventually reunited with their owners along the Gulf Coast, but no significant effort is known to have been made to locate Trina, who has remained at a Delaware County kennel for eight years.
"Trina is the one dog who has fallen through the cracks," local rescuer Michael Spitale said. "We want to do the best job we can finding her a home now that she's a nine-year-old, so she can wind time down in a nice loving home."
Trina is up-to-date on her shots and vaccinations, and gets along well with cats and other dogs -- though she becomes a bit nervous during storms, according to Spitale. Trina's caretakers believe she would make a great addition to a loving home, and hope someone will soon step up to provide the dog with a forever home.
"To be here as long as she has been here, and to be as loving as she is, there's something about her," Spitale said. "She connects with you the minute you get here. She connects -- she wants to be with people.