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Piedmont Family Reunited With Lost Dog After Tornado

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Frank Wood gets the call from his veterinarian that someone found Roxie. Frank Wood gets the call from his veterinarian that someone found Roxie.
Oil field worker David Franco returns Roxie to her family. Oil field worker David Franco returns Roxie to her family.
The family boxer was in pretty good shape - just a cut on her paw - when she was found a mile and a half away. The family boxer was in pretty good shape - just a cut on her paw - when she was found a mile and a half away.
The family hopes Roxie will come when she's called next time! The family hopes Roxie will come when she's called next time!

LeAnne Taylor, News On 6

PIEDMONT, Oklahoma -- There are so many things that make up a home, but number one is family.

Can you imagine having only a few minutes to gather your family together and get into a place of safety as a tornado barrels towards your door? A Piedmont family found out just what that is like during the May 24 tornado.

Frank Wood and his two children rode out the storm in a safe room. Their family dog, Roxie, wouldn't come when they called.

"The last thing I remember is looking at her and having to shut that door. Just had to get in, and bless her heart, she just wouldn't come to me," Frank said.

Wood told his children they might never see Roxie again. But then they got a call from the local vet.

Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak

Oil field worker David Franco found Roxie and got the phone number off her tag.

Franco said when he got to work at about 7:30 Wednesday morning, he saw a dog cowering in the grass. She wouldn't come to him for a while.

Roxie was found a mile and a half from her home. She's in pretty good shape – just a cut on her paw.

The family says they hope the next time they call, she'll listen.

The Woods have a lot to do to get their lives back in order, but at least they are all together now.

 

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