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A small dog is already making a big difference in the life of a woman who lost everything in Superstorm Sandy. His name is little Mikey. He has already found a place in her home and in her heart.

Little Mikey was on a list to be euthanized but he got second chance. Little Mikey and Pat Dresch met for the first time Thursday. It is the beginning of a new life for both of them.

Pat's losses in Superstorm Sandy were devastating. Her husband and 13-year-old daughter were killed after the storm destroyed their home in Staten Island. Pat was washed away by the floods. She was found nearby and spent weeks in the hospital. Struggling to recover both mentally and physically, pat says she found comfort and strength in the love of the community.

Recently she began moving into a new home after living in the rectory of a church.

Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., teamed up with the humane society of the United States to find pat a rescue dog. Pat said she had wanted a Daschsund and named him Little Mikey.

Pat said that her family didn't leave their home as Sandy approached because it had been looted during Hurricane Irene.

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