Superstorm Sandy left a complete devastation in her wake after she'd hit New York and the surrounding areas on October 29, 2012 - and some of the victims were our four-legged best friends. Dogs and cats found in storm-torn Zone A neighborhoods have still not been reclaimed, and countless families are still looking for their beloved companions.
According to a report by the Globe Gazette, one little old Chihuahua from New York, whose ordeal had started because of Sandy, was successfully reunited with his owners earlier this week.
Twelve-year-old Moses used to live with owner John Arboleda's ex-wife and son in Long Beach, NY. When the family had to evacuate because of Sandy, Moses moved in with Arboleda. But the landlord insisted that, despite the extraordinary circumstances, no dogs were allowed to stay in the building. Arboleda's girlfriend, Pam Latch has family in Iowa where they had vacationed with Moses before, and her daughter offered to take this little old guy for them.
But one day, Moses wandered away and was picked up by local Animal Control on the streets of Mason, IA. As with all strays, the scared, shaking old Chihuahua was scanned for a microchip. The Humane Society of North Iowa used Facebook to contact the last registered owner - Arboleda's ex-wife, - and that same day, he and his girlfriend jumped into their car to start a 1,200-mile drive to Iowa.
Arboleda says that he will never let Moses stay with anyone else, ever again.