Thursday, May 23, 2013
One Moore, Okla., man took shelter in a storm cellar next door just as the tornado was about to hit. He lost his home and his dogs. But the next day a miracle happened.
His house was leveled. His neighborhood was gone. Everything he owned was tossed around like toothpicks.
“One of my dogs I found over here in the rubble,” Skye Strouhal said.
But the other two were nowhere to be found. In the days after the tornado, we saw a lot of pets just wandering around. Animal shelters were picking up the strays. For Skye, losing his pets may have been his greatest loss.
“We told him we’d come help him find whatever we could,” said Bret Trail, Strouhal’s friend. “He asked us to find his clothes, his wallet, his dogs, whatever we could find.”
That’s when Fly brought light to this gloomy day. Eighteen hours after the twister demolished Moore, Bret found Fly.
"Curled up in the car,” Bret said. “She wasn't here last night.”
“She came back home,” Strouhal said. “I don't know where she went, but she found her way back.”
None of the neighborhood is recognizable. But somehow, Fly found her home and waited.
“It's incredible,” Strouhal said. “I'm so glad she's back.”
He says the third dog, Charlie, is still missing. They’ve been checking all the shelters around, but they still have hope they will find him.