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6-Month-Old Puppy Found Alive In Rubble Nine Days After Illinois Tornado

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A 6-month-old puppy was found alive under a pile of rubble more than a week after a tornado tore through the central Illinois town of Washington.

Jacob Montgomery, a member of the Illinois National Guard, was separated from his dog Dexter of Nov. 17 when the tornado damaged his third floor apartment.

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A neighbor sent Montgomery a Facebook message nine days later to tell him Dexter was found beneath rumble where the apartment used to be, according to a spokesman for the National Guard.

Dexter had to be coaxed out of the debris with hot dog by animal rescue workers.

While he was malnourished, a veterinarian at Teegarden Veterinary Clinic found no major injuries.

He is expected to make a full recovery.

Montgomery said when they were reunited “his tail started going.”

Sources: ABC News, Washington Post