Lost & Found! Hurricane Sandy Pets Reunite with Their OwnersHigh winds, flood waters and destruction couldn't keep these resilient dogs and cats from their people

Credit: Courtesy Michele Ryder

Updated: Wednesday Nov 07, 2012 | 05:45 AM EST By: Amy Jamieson

DUKE

The pup slipped out of an open gate when he and his family were displaced after the storm damaged their Lindenhurst, N.Y., home. Thanks to a Good Samaritan who trolled the neighborhood looking for his owners, Duke was back with Michele Ryder within a few days. "He was like an angel sent from doggie heaven," Ryder, who posted a flier, says of Vitaliy Triglia, the 21-year-old who took in the dog.