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Puppy Found Under Rubble 9 Days After Ill. Tornado

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    Teegarden Veterinary Clinic
    Jacob Montgomery and his dog Dexter were reunited after a tornado ripped through Washington, Ill., nine days earlier.

    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 coaxed 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."