Man Says Dog Protected Wife In Tornado

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A Piedmont, OK man says his devoted dog tried to save his wife’s life during last week’s tornado.

Leanne Sneed was at home when the deadly tornado struck. Her husband Gary said she took cover as the twister began to rip the house apart around her, laying down and covering her head as debris fell.

What happened next can only be explained as an act of love. Bear used his considerable frame to protect Leanne. He laid down on top of her, completely covering her body with his. He did not move, keeping her pinned under him until the storm had passed. Miraculously, despite the complete destruction that surrounded them, neither Bear nor Leanne suffered any injuries.

Gary Sneed said that Bear’s bravery is even more impressive when you consider that he’s still just a puppy. He said the 160-pound dog is incredibly loving, and he fully believes Bear was willing to sacrifice his life for Leanne’s.

36 thoughts on “Man Says Dog Protected Wife In Tornado”

  1. This just goes to show how an animal truly loves those who care for them. What a beautiful outcome for both Bear and his owners. Thank you so much for loving and caring for your dog so much that he would do his upmost to care for you when you needed him. Blessings to you all. I hope you all have not lost your home with this horrendous tornado. If so, my deepest sorrow to you all.

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  2. Ack… Chills… Tears… Good dog, Bear, Good dog. There’s gotta be a special place in heaven for such as you. <3

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  3. Another wonderful story of how devoted and selfless animals are. They never cease to amaze me. I would just like to say how lucky the wife is that Bear is still a puppy. Were he fully grown, she may well have been crushed !!

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  4. I love these stories!

    But, none of them surprise me because I know the power of canine love and devotion.

    Great job, Bear, I know your family thinks you’re a hero….I do too.

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    • I do, as well! What an enlightening story this is, from such a terribly tragic time there! I think that there are undoubtedly other stories which we have not yet heard, nor may we ever hear them. I’m willing to bet that some of these beautiful stories involve our beloved dogs.

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  5. Amazing but why do people always find this type of story shocking
    Animals have so much unconditional love in them………if humans could learn from companion animals, what a better world this would be

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