Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and surrounding Louisiana towns and no one was left untouched, including family pets.
Donna Page of Leesburg wrote the book, “Katrina Dogs,” for children as a way to bring awareness of the need for pet adoptions.
Mrs. Page will be signing copies of the book along with one of its star characters, a border collie mix named Bernie, on Aug. 29 at the Lucky Dogs Festival hosted by the Tyler Public Library.
Bernie and his dog brother, Booger, were both rescued by the Page family and star in “Katrina Dogs.” Booger has since passed away, but Bernie travels with Mrs. Page on all her book signing gigs, which have been held as far away as New Orleans.
While her background is in architectural illustration and fine art, Mrs. Page said she has always wanted to write a children’s book.