The tornadoes that have been sweeping the nation are not bringing in a lot of good news for the country’s dogs. I really can’t think about it too much without getting upset. So let’s cling to the stories of a couple of the happy dogs who managed to live through the destruction:
Patch, a sheepdog mix in Girard, Ill., went missing after a tornado hit down on April 19. swept four-miles away from his home. “We found bits and pieces of the dog kennels and doghouses along the debris field, but no Patch, and were heartbroken,” his owner, Chet Rhodes, told the AP. The next day, a neighbor found him four miles away. He was identified by his rabies tag. Although sore, he was unhurt. “Maybe now he will come into the house in the next storm,” Rhodes said.
In LaGrange, NC, a German Shepherd named Raider and his pitbull buddy Prince disappeared after the shed they were in blew away. The owners were on vacation; the housesitter watched the dogs get pulled into the air. The pitbull was found at a nearby shelter. The German Shepherd was eventually found, sitting in the spot that used to be the house’s living room.