Lost In Deadly Tornado, Dog Crawls Home With Two Broken Legs.
Fortunately, the animal shelters were able to reunite approximately one-third of the animals that were brought in.
But a lot of tough decisions needed to be made about the remaining animals, especially with the ones who were injured. "We found a lot of animals with broken feet and broken tails and we lost a few due to internal injuries," explained Jennifer Bidwell of the temporary shelter of Walker Country.
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Sadly, Mason's family still had no clue where he was, or if he was still alive.
A few weeks after the tornado, Mason's family decided that it was time for them to go back to their home to assess the damage. Even though most people would have given up, they had to try one more time to locate Mason. And when they arrived at their home, they received the answer that they were looking for.
When they pulled up to the wreckage of their home, the family received the surprise of a lifetime.
Sitting on the remnants of their front porch was Mason! With a wagging tail and a smiling face, Mason had been waiting for his family to return home. His family couldn't believe that he had survived alone for almost a month!
As they got closer, they understood what Mason had been through.
They finally realized what had happened to their beloved pup. As they were hurrying into the house to escape the storm, Mason had been sucked out of the garage by the tornado winds and carried away. Mason had two broken legs, and was extremely emaciated, but he made his way back home to wait for his family.
Even though they were ecstatic to see Mason again, the family was homeless and didn't have the money to pay for medical treatment for him.
They took Mason to the Birmingham-Jefferson County Animal Control Shelter. They didn't want to be separated from Mason again, but the family knew that they had to do what was best for the injured pup.
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