Dog that Survived Hurricane Katrina is Still Looking for a Home

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trinaEight years after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast one of the survivors is still looking for a home. Trina is a nine-year-old German Shepherd mix that was rescued from the streets of Gulfport, Mississippi in the aftermath of the storm. Unfortunately after all this time she still hasn’t found a home.

Trina was found after the storm and along with 15 other dogs was brought to Delaware County, Ohio. Many of the other dogs were reunited with their owners, but for Trina no owner was ever found. Not only was no owner ever found, but she never found a new one either and has spent the last eight years living in a Delaware County shelter.

“Trina is the one dog who has fallen through the cracks,” said rescuer Michael Spitale. “We want to do the best job we can finding her a home now that she’s nine-years-old, so she can wind time down in a nice loving home.”

Trina gets along well with other dogs and cats and loves being around people.

“To be here as long as she has been here, and to be as loving as she is, there’s something about her,” said Spitale.

Anyone interested in adopting Trina should reach out to the following email address:  [email protected]

7 thoughts on “Dog that Survived Hurricane Katrina is Still Looking for a Home”

  1. Everyone saying they hope and pray she finds a home- why don’t you adopt her? She is NINE. She needs a home. Stop being to passive and DO something. I’m not allowed to have a second dog, but it seems there are so many people out there with one or two dogs who say they “love” animals, but won’t open their stable little homes up to another animal, even if it’s life depends on it or it risks living the rest of it’s life in a prison… all because they are fine just saying they hope and pray.

  2. I also emailed the address listed and did not get a reply. Tell Kat not to give up, keep trying, I’m hoping for a happy ending : )

  3. still cannot find this dog. i’ve emailed the original contact, the news station and Life With Dogs (as well as posting on the LWD facebook page). no responses whatsoever. Laura has tried to help by crossposting (thank you!). I continue to check those posts but again, zero responses. Trina is somewhere in Ohio, but I have yet to find her.

  4. Hi – I saw yesterday that some one else had also written and not received an e-mail. I sent an e-mail on Sunday and haven’t received a reply either. Has anyone tried the Delware County Shelter?

    Please keep us updated.

    Thank you,



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