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Dog lost in tornado returned: 10-year-old dog returned to owner

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A dog lost in a tornado was returned to his owner just in time for Christmas. On Dec. 17, USA Today reported that 10-year-old Rosco is back with his rightful owner after he was adopted from a shelter following a tornado in Indiana. Initially, Rosco's new owners didn't want to give him back -- but they finally decided that it was the right thing to do.

"This lady does have a heart, and she was just thinking of her children, too. It's not her fault that Rosco went missing, and I am so thankful that she is giving Rosco back," said Kyla Robinson, the dog's original owner.

The dog lost in the tornado was returned after a lot of thinking and back and forth. The people who adopted Rosco already had a bond with him and it was not easy for them to give him up -- but ultimately they would be doing something incredible if they did give the dog back. Imagine losing your beloved family pet in a tornado or another natural disaster and then finding out someone else adopted him? It sounds like Rosco's new family definitely felt the need to do a good deed before the holidays.

As far as the shelter being unable to help out the Robinson's, the family knows that their hands were tied. "They have worked really hard to help us, and they do not deserve to be threatened or attacked," said Robinson in regard to the shelter.

The dog lost in the Indiana tornado was set to be returned to the Robinson family today.

© Effie Orfanides 2013

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