Snowball to reunite with young La. owner
NEW ORLEANS â€” Snowball, a little white dog taken from a sobbing child being evacuated from New Orleans, has been found and will soon be back in his owner's arms, an animal rescue official said Tuesday.
The boy was among thousands of people sheltered at the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina and had arrived with his dog. But when the order came to evacuate the Superdome for Houston, the boy was told he could not take the animal on the bus.
In a scene caught by the Associated Press, the unidentified boy cried out â€œSnowball! Snowball!â€ then vomited in distress.
People who read the account set up a website and reward fund to help find the dog.
Terry Conger, a veterinarian and information officer for the Incident Command Center that is coordinating animal rescue efforts in Louisiana, said state veterinary officers have confirmed that Snowball is safe in a Louisiana shelter and his owner has been located in Texas.
The two are to be reunited soon, Conger said. â€œEverything is under control,â€ he said. â€” Anita Manning