Dog found with owner’s body after tornado
When emergency workers found the body of tornado victim Carol Forste Friday in Amelia, Ohio, her dog Kush, was at her side.
“Kush would not leave her deceased body’s side…stood right next to her until they discovered her,” Dr. Dan Meakin, Kush’s vet, told News Channel 5.
Meakin, of All Creatures Animal Hospital, said that in addition to Kush’s injuries, his owner’s death took an emotional toll on him. For days, the pit bull wouldn’t eat or drink.
“Something like that really puts the fear into them, so it sometimes takes them a couple of days to they feel like eating again, but Kush is starting to take food with hand feeding,” he said.
Kush suffered torn ligaments and will require surgery, but is expected to recover. Vets said they’re working to lower their fee for the $1,800 surgery because the Forstes lost most of their valuables in the storm.
Posted by jwoestendiek March 8th, 2012 under Muttsblog, videos.
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