Mason was hiding in the garage when the storm hit on April 27. When it was over his owners couldn’t find him anywhere and thought he had been killed by the storm. They were shocked when they returned two weeks later to find he had dragged himself back home and was waiting for them by what was left of their house.
The dog had two broken legs, so it was amazing that he had survived and made it home, especially after two weeks of no medical treatment. Mason is being cared for by employees at the Birmingham Jefferson County Animal Control Center until his owners get back on their feet. His broken legs have been repaired with metal plates and he should be fine and able to walk in about six weeks.
That will be just in time, as his owners are making repairs on their house and it is expected to take about 5 weeks for those repairs to be made.
Mason is one of several pets separated from their owners after the bad storms and tornados in Alabama and the surrounding states. The Humane Society has sent rescue teams to help them in hard hit places like Joplin, Missouri where more than 100 people were killed.