Lost In Deadly Tornado, Dog Crawls Home With Two Broken Legs.
There's no denying that Mother Nature has a wicked wrath. She has no problem letting us humans know that she's in control and there's really nothing we can do about it. Unfortunately, when Mother Nature decides that it's time to bring on her fury, people can lose their homes, and even their lives. When she brought an unbelievably destructive tornado to Alabama, there were many lives lost, human and animal alike. Grab your tissues and check out this inspirational story of perseverance and survival.
On April 27th, the Tuscaloosa–Birmingham tornado wreaked havoc on Alabama.
The storm was a mile and a half wide. It ripped through neighborhoods, destroying everything in its path. Even though it was a part of a larger storm system that spanned eight states, which later became known as the “2011 Super Outbreak," the Tuscaloosa–Birmingham tornado alone killed 65 people and injured 1500 others.
One family was hiding in the garage of their home in North Smithfield in Birmingham, Alabama.
When the storm hit, they all huddled in the garage with their beloved two-year-old terrier mix, Mason. When the storm began to grow more intense, they had to make the decision to go seek cover inside of the home. But with all of the commotion, they weren't sure if Mason had made it inside with them.
Once the storm had passed, the family made their way to check out what was left of their garage to see if they could find Mason.
Unfortunately, Mason was nowhere to be found. After searching the remnants of their home, the family had to make one of the hardest decisions of their lives. Their home wasn't safe so the family needed to leave, without their favorite dog.
The family did what they could to look for Mason, spending days searching the area for signs of him.
Sadly, they couldn't find their pup. Once the storm was long gone, local animal shelters began to use their resources to help reunite families with their animals. Considering that 1,800 animals had been displaced during the tornado, the shelters had their work cut out for them.
Not only did they have to find their owners, but some of the dogs needed to be put up for adoption because some of their owners passed away or couldn't be located.
Mason's family went to all of the shelters to try to find their pup, but unfortunately, he still couldn't be found. The family was hoping for the best, but couldn't help but fear the worst.
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