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Washington dog found after 9 days under rubble

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Washington  (AP) -- A dog and his owner have been reunited after the animal was found under a pile of rubble more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city.

 

Jacob Montgomery of Washington and his dog Dexter were separated when the Nov. 17 tornado damaged Montgomery's third floor apartment.

 

Montgomery is a member of the Illinois National Guard.

 

A guard spokesman says a neighbor sent Montgomery a Facebook message nine days later to tell him Dexter had been found under debris where the apartment used to be.

 

An animal rescuing organization had oaxed the 6-month-old puppy out of the rubble with hot dogs.

 

A veterinarian found Dexter to be malnourished, but without any major injuries.

 

Montgomery says as soon as the dog saw him "his tail started going."

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