Two Dogs Survive Two Days in Rubble After Texas Tornado

two dogs rescued from rubble of Rowlett Texas tornado

The devastating EF3 tornado that ripped through Texas Saturday killed at least 11 people and destroyed scores of houses, but two dogs were very lucky to survive.

Gina Berkshier rescued her cousin and her cousin’s husband after they became trapped under their house in Rowlett Saturday. She searched everywhere, but couldn’t find her cousin’s two dogs.

As her cousin and family recovered from their injuries, Berkshier returned to their demolished house today to try to salvage what she could of their belongings.

As she sorted through the debris, Berkshier heard barking and crying. She and family members spent 20 minutes digging through the rubble to reach Sawyer, one of her cousin’s dogs.

A friend rushed Sawyer, who appears to be a yellow Lab mix, to the vet. Amazingly, Sawyer suffered no broken bones or serious injuries.

A few hours later, Berkshier and her helpers were able to free her cousin’s other dog, a Chihuahua named Lucy. Like Sawyer, the little dog did not suffer any major injuries.

“Oh my gosh, I have not been able to sleep these last few nights,” Berkshier told NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. “I was just praying.”

NBC 5 reports that both Sawyer and Lucy are expected to make full recoveries.

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Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!