Dog Guards Owner’s Body After Tornado

    May 22, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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In a heart-wrenching story out of Oklahoma, a tiny black dog which was discovered alive among the wreckage was actually guarding the body of its owner, who had died in the F-5 stage tornado that leveled a good part of Moore.

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department posted a photo of the dog before they realized what was going on; now, the photo has gone viral and the pup will be adopted by the deputy.

“May 20, 2013 we posted this picture of a dog on our Twitter account “scared, but this little pup survived”,” the department posted on their Facebook account. “Today we found out the story behind the picture. The dog was standing guard over a deceased individual, possibly it’s owner, in Moore following the tornado there. The dog was taken to a shelter and the deputy who found the pup, if possible, plans on adopting the dog. Man’s best friend to the end.”

The stories coming out of Moore, Oklahoma are tragic and heartbreaking as we hear tales of children losing their lives and parents awaiting word on whether their kids made it out of the storm alive. Some bright spots can be found, however, such as the woman who was reunited with her dog as she gave an interview on camera.

  • debbie freie

    I hope you do an update on this story … would love to see if the officer who picked this little one up, gets to keep him. Thanks

  • http://yahoo Sheila

    you are right –heartwrenching. This pup is soooo cute and I hope the deuputy that found him gets to adopt him. Dog is a man’s best friend right up to the end. Poor puppy I feel so bad for him. He looks so sad in this picture.

  • Victoria

    The dog’s name is Suzie and her owner’s sister already notified the sheriff’s office that he is alive and is frantically looking for his pup. Hopefully this is a happy ending for this sweet and very very lucky girl. For the many owners who survived and lost their adored pets, I hope that they consider taking on others’ surviving pets whose owners were not so lucky.

    • bill riley

      dogs in combat will stay with their deceased owner; dogs will also guard the grave of their deceased owner – unconditional love that is not always seen in we humans.