Kentucky Tornado Victim Reunites with Her Dog after Searching for Her through Rubble

Dayna Remus
Dec 21, 2021
08:00 A.M.

A desperate tornado victim and her whimpering dog searched for one another among the destroyed houses, broken power lines, and individuals trying to pick up the pieces of their lives.


In Mayfield community, Kentucky, Tornado survivors rummaged through the aftermath of the worst tornado the State has seen in over a century.

It has been reported that around 74 people have been found dead due to the horrific natural disaster. Domestic animals have also found themselves in perilous situations, with many lost in the rubble, unable to find their owners.

A woman and her dog Nola running toward one another [left]; A woman hugging her dog Nola [right]. │Source: facebook.com/nos

A woman and her dog Nola running toward one another [left]; A woman hugging her dog Nola [right]. │Source: facebook.com/nos


Many of these animals have been rescued and are being taken care of by the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter and the Kentucky Humane Society. Board President of the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter David Spalding said:


"Cats, dogs, right now the animals are scared, especially the ones that have completely lost their home. That was their comfort zone."

Due to a large influx, they have been outfitting the animals with microchips and transporting them to other States to make more space.


Miraculously for one unnamed citizen and tornado victim, she was able to find her adorable dog Nola before she was transported away. A Facebook clip showed the owner walking through the streets surrounded by debris, searching for her dog. The unnamed individual recalled:

"The power went out, the house started shaking. We were lifted up. That's when we lost the dog."

She said that the house landed about 20 feet away from where it originally was and that all they were encircled by power and gas lines afterward.

A woman searching for her dog Nola.│Source: facebook.com/nos

A woman searching for her dog Nola.│Source: facebook.com/nos


Suddenly a dog was spotted, and the owner instantly recognized her, screaming her pet's name. The two began bolting towards each other as the woman started crying and shouting:

"Nola! Nola! Come here my baby!"

The emotional individual exclaimed how much she loved the dog while hugging her. Nola was ecstatic with her tail wagging furiously and affectionately licking its owner.



This woman wasn't the only person in the Mayfield community who managed to reunite with their pet. Deanna Badillo also found her dog, having believed it was dead. Embodying a positive outlook, she said:

"It's the little things that matter. That little dog every bit of her matters."

We can not comprehend what the victims of this tornado are going through, and so far be it from us to provide them with advice. However, just as Badillo did, hopefully, some can find beauty within the small things, which may help them move through this dark period.

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