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Family dog reunited with owner after home destroyed in Thursday tornado in Ripley

After a tornado warned stormed swept through Tippah County, one family suffered loss and got a bit of relief on Thursday.

The Animal Clinic of Tippah County reported a patient of theirs missing after the dog’s owner had their house hit by the tornado, causing catastrophic damage.

Then this happened:

Reunited with family dog after tornado in Tippah County destroys home (via ACTC/FB)

Within just a few minutes of hearing Razzie was missing, the Animal Clinic of Tippah County crew was en route with leashes, blankets, and a crate (to leave in case they couldn’t find her). But Razzie was there….. terrified, hiding under the bed in one of the only rooms left somewhat intact… she was too afraid to come out until she heard her momma’s voice….

She is absolutely fine, covered in mud and debris but uninjured. She’s at the clinic getting a good bath and a brush, and this little family lost a lot today, but not anything that mattered most.

A tornado warning was issued at 1:30 for Tippah County that was set to expire at 2:15. The tornado caused significant damage to North Ripley around 1:45 pm.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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