'Twister' Survives Tornado, Now he Needs a Home

After surviving some of the most devastating tornadoes in Kentucky in March, this one-eyed, three-legged dog is now in Wisconsin and is looking for a new family.

A very special dog is looking for a second chance at the after barely surviving a devastating tornado.

"Twister" was found wandering through a field in West Liberty, Kentucky after a tornado ripped through the town on March 3, according to a press release from the shelter.

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West Liberty was one of the hardest-hit areas in Kentucky and Indiana that weekend, where tornadoes killed at least 34 people and injured more. The town of West Liberty was nearly demolished and had at least 5 reported deaths.

Staff members at WHS were told by shelter officials in Kentucky that dogs were running loose throughout West Liberty, and many animals had to be surrendered to animal shelters because so many families had lost their homes.  Several of those dogs, including Twister, were transferred to the Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus this week.

Twister's front leg was seriously injured and had to be amputated immediately in Kentucky; his eye was previously missing but needed additional surgery when he arrived in Wisconsin. Now, the 3-year-old dog is almost fully recovered and looking for a new home.

Despite his injuries, his prognosis is excellent. Dr. Randy Zeman of the WHS Ozaukee Campus said that Twister was appropriately named. "He’s definitely got a lot of energy and despite being 3-legged, he is more active than many dogs his age!"

Joyce Styron Madsen May 13, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Twister was adopted by a wonderful family yesterday!
bridget May 13, 2012 at 01:01 PM
saw that he was adopted on Saturday night's news! Hope he is spoiled for the rest of his life by his new caretakers!
Margaret French May 13, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I am so glad he found a home. I also hope he is spoiled for the rest of his life.
Lyssa Beyer (Editor) May 13, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Yep, I did see today in my e-mail that he was adopted. I'll post an update with photos of the adopter tomorrow! Congrats to that family!


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