Web Exclusive: Dog rescued after Virginia tornado doing well


RUSTBURG, Va. (WFXR News) – A dog found in the rubble with a broken leg after a tornado in Lynchburg, Virginia is doing well a year after being rescued.

Vortex, or Tex for short, was adopted by Wyatt and Megan Wood. They say he’s gotten big and moves around with no trouble to his leg.

“He’s just a big ball of love,” said Megan Wood. “All he ever wants to do is give you kisses and slobber on you.”

She says when she first saw Tex’s story on social media she did everything she could to help reunite him with his owners.

“I shared everything on my Facebook, trying to help find his owners, cause I wanted him to go back to whoever his owners were if they were searching for him, cause I know what it feels like to have a dog that gets out or runs away and not be able to find them.”

After they couldn’t find them, and even though she already had three dogs, she and her husband decided to adopt him.

“They’re essentially our family. They love us and we love them, and it’s unconditional love.”

Now a year later, they say he’s come a long way and they have no regrets about adopting him.

“To see how much he’s grown from a puppy that had a broken leg and couldn’t move, couldn’t walk around, to now he runs and jumps and the two boys jump all over each other.”

Her husband Wyatt says he fits right in with the family. 

“Since Tex’s been in the house and we actually started letting Rocky play him from when his leg got better, that’s all they do all day long,” Wyatt said.

For the one year anniversary of his adoption, the family is planning on making their pets their favorite treats, peanut butter popcorn balls. 

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