WASHINGTON, Ill. (November 29, 2013) A dog and his owner were reunited after the animal was found alive under a pile of rubble more than a week after a tornado ripped through Washington, Ill.
Jacob Montgomery of Washington and his dog Dexter were separated after 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 rescue 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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