Best Of 2017

BEST HEARTBREAKING IRMA STORY WITH A HAPPY ENDING: Irmando at Humane Society Tampa Bay

BEST HEARTBREAKING IRMA STORY WITH A HAPPY ENDING

When the Tampa Police Department found a quivering chihuahua in a parking lot on Columbus near I-4, hearts all over social media shattered. His owner’s heart was shattered, too — he had been evacuated and fled to Tampa, and his pup — undoubtedly confused and scared in a new place with a horrible storm — escaped and faced Irma, outside and alone. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay took the pup in and managed to reunite him — his real name is Trouble — with his family. Well done, Humane Society (and Tampa PD!), for making us cry  — and then making us smile. —Cathy Salustri