Homeless LaPlace pooch joins Coast Guard crew as mascot

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 16, 2005

Coast Guard Station New Orleans Seaman Apprentice Stephanie Saladin, 3rd Class Petty Officer Aldo Portillo, Fireman Apprentice Shawn Tomkins and 2nd Class Petty Officer Jason Thompson gather around their new Coast Guard Mascot Wednesday at the St. John the Baptist Animal Shelter on River Road in LaPlace. (Staff P hoto by Molly Dryman)