Dog thought to be guarding owner's body belongs to tornado survivor


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This dog was thought to be  guarding his owner's body in the aftermath of the Moore tornado, OCSO now say that's not the case.
This dog was thought to be guarding his owner's body in the aftermath of the Moore tornado, OCSO now say that's not the case.
Updated: 5/22/2013 6:24 pm Published: 5/22/2013 6:23 pm


The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office now say a dog thought to be guarding their deceased owner was not doing so.

OCSO posted a photo of the a 12-year old Schipperke-Border Collie mix found in the rubble of the tornado on their Facebook page and thought the dog belonged to a victim found in the wreckage near the dog.

The deputy convinced the dog to leave the side of the deceased victim, and eventually made sure the pup was taken to an emergency tornado animal shelter. When they posted a photo of the dog, they called her Susie, on their Facebook page it went viral.

A few days later a woman posted on the Facebook page that Susie did not belong to the victim she was found near, but actually her owner, Curtis Collins, lived ½ a mile from that man. Collins had been looking for Susie in the aftermath of the tornado.

The deputy who found Susie contacted the woman and was able to reunite Susie and Curtis. The deputy said the pair had an emotional reunion. Collins asked asked anyone touched by Susie's story to make a donation to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society to assist with shelter needs related to the storm.


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WhiteWolf - 5/23/2013 9:51 AM
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This was one of the saddest.

Mayor Maynot - 5/22/2013 7:27 PM
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From the looks of the picture Suzie is dining on that corpse.
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