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Dog, Owner, Reunited After Tornado

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 06:48:09 CST
By: AP

A dog and his owner have been reunited after the animal was found under a pile of rubble more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city. Jacob Montgomery of Washington and his dog Dexter were separated when the Nov. 17 tornado damaged Montgomery's third floor apartment. Montgomery is a member of the Illinois National Guard. A guard spokesman says a neighbor sent Montgomery a Facebook message nine days later to tell him Dexter had been found under debris where the apartment used to be.
An animal rescuing organization had coaxed the 6-month-old puppy out of the rubble with hot dogs. A veterinarian found Dexter to be malnourished, but without any major injuries. Montgomery says as soon as the dog saw him ``his tail started going.''

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