Washington dog found after 9 days under rubble
November 29, 2013 11:00 AM | 553 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In this photo provided by the Illinois National Guard is Guardsman Spc. Jacob Montgomery with Dexter at the home of a friend near Peoria, Ill. Montgomery and his 6-month-old puppy were reunited 9 days after a tornado destroyed their apartment on Nov. 17, 2013 in Washington, Ill. An animal rescuing organization used hot dogs to coax the pup out from under a pile of rubble where the apartment used to be. A veterinarian found Dexter to be malnourished, but without any major injuries. (AP Photo/Illinois National Guard)
In this photo provided by the Illinois National Guard is Guardsman Spc. Jacob Montgomery with Dexter at the home of a friend near Peoria, Ill. Montgomery and his 6-month-old puppy were reunited 9 days after a tornado destroyed their apartment on Nov. 17, 2013 in Washington, Ill. An animal rescuing organization used hot dogs to coax the pup out from under a pile of rubble where the apartment used to be. A veterinarian found Dexter to be malnourished, but without any major injuries. (AP Photo/Illinois National Guard)
slideshow
WASHINGTON, Ill. (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."



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides