Dog Becomes Local Celebrity After Helping with Sandy Recovery

Melissa Knowles

There have been many stories of the heroism and compassion that arose from the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy, which recently crippled the Northeast. Most of the stories were about people helping each other in their time of need. But the help came from more than just human beings.

Today, we're talking about a canine companion who pitched in when his neighbors needed help. A black dog named Midnight spent the storm's aftermath as part of a brigade carrying food and water to a marooned 1,000-resident building on the West Side of Manhattan.

What is especially remarkable about Midnight is that this is not his first major storm. Midnight was born in Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina and moved north as a canine refugee; Peter Marrero adopted him as a puppy. Marrero and Riley Fitzsimmons, who helped Midnight make the deliveries, joined us via Skype to talk about their heroic canine companion.

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