A man and his precious pet are back together again, thanks to the ASPCA and a good samaritan. As Hurricane Laura was barreling toward Henry “Andy” Roach’s home in Sulphur, Louisiana, in August, he was forced to evacuate. But his truck only had room to bring four other adults, including his 88-year-old mom, so he had to make the tough decision to leave his rescue German shepherd,Savage, behind.
Roach planned to get back to his home to pick up his dog, but during the storm, Savage managed to escape. The Iraq war veteran was heartbroken, but he soon learned that a kind stranger spotted the dog and he was taken to an ASPCA emergency shelter until Roach could get back for him.
When Roach and Savage finally reunited, they were both thrilled and the dog ran to his owner, wagging his tail like crazy. “I was ecstatic to see Savage not only alive,” the grateful guy says, “but in good spirits and healthy.”