Last Updated on April 3, 2023 by Pets Feed
Eric and Faith Johnson searched for Bella after a tornado destroyed her home in Cookeville, Tennessee, USA in early March. Fortunately, after 54 days of exhaustive research, the dog was able to find the people she loves the most in the world.
Bella is 6 years old, she is an Australian Shepherd dog and she is very cunning, she was the one who alerted her family to what was about to happen thanks to the unusual erratic behavior she displayed moments before the tornado.
Eric grabbed his wife and 3 children and hid them in a bathtub. He was looking for Bella when the tornado hit his house, but he couldn’t find her in time.
The tornado tore his house to pieces and tossed him into his yard.
Dog manages to see his family after being missing for almost two months
Eric told CNN:
“Bella was hiding under our bed when the tornado hit our house. She was thrown into our yard and survived and disappeared after that.”
Bella was less than five miles from home, her family never doubted she was alive; for several people had claimed to see her on several occasions.
Since the day the dog went missing, the couple have frequently searched their neighborhood, leaving clothes for her to pick up on his scent in the hopes that she was somewhere nearby.
The reunion came about thanks to the fact that on April 25, Sarah Romeyn, a friend of the couple, received a call from an employee of an animal grooming service claiming to have seen her across the street .
Sarah knew she had to go there to help Bella find her parents, so she set up surveillance cameras on a fence in the cleaning area, managing to capture footage of her leaving a narrow space between two buildings.
The woman informed the couple and Eric immediately went to the scene with his brother-in-law. They blocked the passage in both directions and eventually managed to rescue the dog.
Eric suffered a head injury and his wife broke her ribs after the tornado; And even though they lost their home, they say the family is grateful that they are finally reunited.
According to Bored Panda, Eric said:
“I started to lose hope. It’s amazing because having her back with us completes our family now and puts a missing piece back. This dog saved our lives. She was the one who gave us the chance to survive. “
Images: Facebook / Eric Johnson
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