As photos of Hurricane Harvey's aftermath emerge on social media, one photo of a very clever dog has captured the spotlight.
UPDATE: Owner is found. He is not a stray he just got out on his street.— Laura Huffman Powell (@LHuffmanPowell) August 26, 2017
Dogs name is Otis. Thanks to Tiele Dockens for the photo!
Otis' caretaker, 65-year-old Salvador Segovia, told the Houston Chronicle: "I kept yelling his name and yelling his name and he wasn't around," after noticing that Otis had disappeared from his screened-in porch, along with his dog food. Segovia's 5-year-old grandson is Otis' real owner, but he had evacuated due to the expected flooding.
It turns out Otis is well known in the town of 6,000. Segovia said:
Otis can go to Dairy Queen and he can get a hamburger. He's the only dog allowed to lie down in front of the county court house. He also goes to H.E.B. He's not a stray. He's a good dog.