It’s been a long, rough road but Yogi finally has a home.
Yogi, who was rescued as a puppy from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina six years ago, finally went to a new home on Wednesday.
The Longmont Colorado Humane Society says Yogi, an American Bulldog mix who was 6 months old when he and his sister, Duchess were left homeless by Hurricane Katrina, went home on Wednesday evening where there were two other Boxers to keep him company.
Yogi and Duchess spent three weeks in the water before they were rescued by a veterinarian. They were both taken to a shelter in hopes of being reunited with their owner.
But because of excessive exposure to the contaminated waters caused by the hurricane, Yogi developed a skin infection. As a result, he lost some of his fur. Veterinarians were able to treat him for the condition and he is now completely healthy.
The veterinarian in Mississippi who cared for the two puppies sent Duchess to the Longmont Colorado Humane Society where she was placed in a permanent home. Yogi stayed in Mississippi where the years passed without him finding a home. Finally, the veterinarian contacted the Longmont Colorado Humane Society and asked if they would try to find a home for Yogi.
Yogi arrived at the shelter in Longmont, Colorado in February.