State Police Trooper Pulls Dog From Tornado Rubble Three Days After House Collapse

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A press release from the Massachusetts State Police details a happy ending to a harrowing experience for a dog left trapped for days in tornado wreckage.

State Trooper Brian Pearl was on patrol on Sewart Avenue in Monson, MA. when a woman waved him down, telling him a neighborhood dog had been located, trapped under a collapsed roof . “You could hear the dog barking but you couldn’t see it,” he said, “He was way, way, way under there.”

The town of Monson had been devastated when a tornado ripped through the area three days earlier. The Carabetta family had spent those three days searching for their lost dog, Shadow, but there had been no sightings reported.

After assessing the dog’s location, Trooper Pearl was able to devise and carry out a successful rescue in a matter of minutes. Crawling under a pile of splintered wood and broken glass and using an animal retrieval pole, he pulled the 25 lb., six-month-old puppy to safety. When word of his rescue spread through the neighborhood his family was alerted, and they arrived at the scene to express gratitude and retrieve Shadow. They say he was hungry and tired, but in overall good health.

Pearl graciously described the rescue as “very gratifying.”

22 thoughts on “State Police Trooper Pulls Dog From Tornado Rubble Three Days After House Collapse”

  1. Lets have more stories of cops doing great things for their communities. Nowadays they get a lot of bad press.

    Thank you Trooper Pearl for taking the time to rescue this puppy!

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  2. Now there is an officer doing right by a dog; not like in NewOrleans where they were going around shooting surviving dogs that were waiting to be rescued.
    It’s good to see a happy story.

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  3. Thank you trooper Pearl for being our hero and saving one of our furry friends you are one in a million!!!

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