Trapped Dogs Saved from Rubble Tornado-Devastated Area


For the people in North Texas, the New Year was a new start filled with uncertainty. Homes, lifetimes of memories, and priceless treasures were lost after a powerful tornado hit their area on December 26. But amid the rubble, hope was found.

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Damage to an apartment complex is seen after Saturday's tornado in Garland, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in apparently strong tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area and caused substantial damage this weekend. (G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Because of the devastating tornado, eleven lives were taken. On one hand, resident Gina Berkshier and her family became separated from their two dogs, Lucy and Sawyer.

Two days after the incident, they decided to dig through the debris to find their belongings when they suddenly heard a very familiar cry.

“Oh, we heard him. We heard him crying out and barking,” Berkshier recalled.


After hearing the whimper, friends and family members immediately helped digging. After twenty minutes of checking the piles of wood, they saw the yellow hair of Sawyer.


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