Update on Sawyer


We have an update on Sawyer, the fluffy white pup who was lost in the aftermath of the 4/27 tornado that charged through Tuscaloosa.

His owner, Paul, was recently released from the hospital and is continuing to recover as an outpatient, receiving physical therapy. The family believes that being reunited with Sawyer helped him immensely, as they have literally never been apart for longer than a few hours.

When Sawyer was found, it was evident that he had lost some weight. He also needed grooming. Sawyer is doing very well now!

Sawyer and his owner Paul were separated following the 4/27 tornado in Tuscaloosa. Paul was severely injured and thus could not search for his dog, so a family member in New Zealand logged onto her computer and set out to locate Sawyer. Almost 3 weeks later, Sawyer was found by an Alabama State Trooper 130 miles south of Tuscaloosa!


Happily Reunited!


Previously, we received an email from Susan Wheeler that this sweet pup had been found in Pleasant Grove, an area hit hard by the tornadoes, on April 27.

We’re now happy to report that Samson has been reunited with his family! Susan said, “We had him almost a month and a half and he went running circles around them. He was so excited to see them!!!”
Here’s a few photos of that happy reunion day …

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Just after the 4/27 tornadoes, this girl was found in Alberta City, AL.


Her owner was found rather quickly, but announced that he did not want her back. Instead, he wanted a German shepherd.

Thanks to the diligent work of several rescuers, this pup, who they named Allie, now has a brand new home with a family that loves her!


This photo was sent to us on our Facebook page. It is a sweet story about the kindness and generosity demonstrated among strangers …

Before and After

The devastating tornadoes that hit the South on April 27th, 2011 destroyed Banjo’s owners home and most of their belongings. Banjo was found three days after the storms and she was traumatized! She still had her long winter hair, even though the temperatures were reaching near 90 degrees, and it was matted with burrs.

Banjo was taken into foster care by a family member who sought for help to get Banjo groomed so she would be more comfortable. After a request was sent out on Facebook asking for suggestions on where to take Banjo to get her the care she needed, a generous stranger offered to sponsor Banjo’s grooming needs. The check sent was enough to have Banjo bathed and clipped and to get her a flea/tick treatment. There was even enough left over to buy her a new doggie bed!

Below you will see the before picture of Banjo after the storms and the after picture when she was reunited with her grateful owner after her grooming at Summerhouse Boarding Kennels in Bridgeport, AL.

A special “Thank You” to all the angels that have played a part in Banjo’s life to help her get through this traumatic experience!

Before & After

On the morning after the 4/27 storms, this little pup was found on Walker Lane/Hwy 231-431 in Hazel Green, AL and taken to Huntsville Animal Services:

A good Samaritan named Jennifer Goodnight Lang saw her photo posted on Huntsville Animal Services’ Facebook page and decided to foster her in her home until the pup’s family was found. Jennifer and her mom took the pup to the beauty shop where she received a nice bath and a trim:

Jennifer posted signs all over the Hazel Green area and added a listing to our website. On May 13, the family was reunited with their dog:

Great job Jennifer!!!

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