Tornado Dog Crawls Home on Broken Legs
But home is crushed, family can't care for him
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2011 2:00 AM CDT
Updated May 29, 2011 5:48 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A still-happy pup blown away by an Alabama tornado last month managed to crawl on two broken legs back home, where his family found him this week wagging his tail on their front porch. Terrier-mix Mason completely snapped his two front legs, but managed painstaking travel on his doggie "elbows." Mason's injuries were deemed the "most dramatic" of any dog survivor seen so far in the devastating southern tornadoes. Sadly, his family couldn't take him back because their home was crushed by the storm.

But a benefactor is providing for his care at a local animal clinic until he moves into a new home, reports the Wall Street Journal. “For an animal to go through what he’s gone through and to be happy for any companionship is remarkable. We’re honored to be part of his recovery," said an animal shelter spokesman.

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May 30, 2011 11:36 PM CDT
" Family forced to go to emergency back-up dog for weeks now.."
May 30, 2011 11:12 AM CDT
If you haven't heard, Mason has had surgery and is well on his way to healing.
May 26, 2011 5:15 PM CDT
I hope someone gives him a loving home. I feel badly for the family who lost everything and can't take him back. I feel badly for the dog who loves his family. But a good home with loving people will help Mason heal.