Happy Reunion: Dog Found Under Tornado Rubble
Family finds Maggie in ruins of home in Washington, Illinois
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2013 2:08 PM CST
A man walks through what is left of a neighborhood in Washington, Ill., Monday.   (AP Photo/Armando Sanchez)

(Newser) – Amid the bad news out of Illinois from this weekend's devastating tornado comes this great Facebook post: "maggie found!!!!!" Maggie is the family dog of the Dann family of Washington, Ill., who was missing and presumed dead after the tornado, explains Weather.com. As family and friends were combing through the rubble of the Danns' home more than a day after the storm, they heard a bark—and soon dug out 11-year-old Maggie, who had somehow got rolled up in a piece of carpet, reports NBC Chicago.

Maggie was weak and banged up, with injuries including a dislocated hip, but she is expected to survive. "I'm very thankful and blessed to have my wife and my children," says Jon Byler Dann. "And finding my dog today was just unreal." (Weather.com has lots of reunion photos. It's reminiscent of the dog who crawled out from the rubble of an Oklahoma tornado on live TV.)

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Butchy
Nov 21, 2013 12:42 PM CST
I heard about this yesterday, from Quickmeme.com.
Mad
Nov 19, 2013 6:05 PM CST
"It's reminiscent of the dog who crawled out from the rubble of an Oklahoma tornado on live TV." Great vid. Well worth watching twice: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50147264n
NSA-CIApuppet
Nov 19, 2013 3:24 PM CST
I miss my 5 doggies who are playing with the puppies of eternity and my 3 kitties that are chasing them back and forth. Love you forever my babies.