“They are my babies”: a touching story of a woman who was in search of her pets after the devastating tornado in Kentucky

In Kentucky, a series of crushing tornadoes took place, as a result of which hundreds of people were wounded. One of them was Stephanie Matheny, whose house was in the midst of the elements, along with four pets.

Stephanie and her husband enjoyed at the New Year’s corporate party, the venue of which is located about thirty miles away from their home in Mayfield.One dog and three cats were waiting for them there.They were on their way back to Mayfield when a friend called them and told them to stay put. 

Otherwise, the couple risked returning in the midst of a tornado. The couple stopped at the local Walmart to wait. Stephanie remembers that they returned to the “pitch black” city. She saw nothing but bent and broken trees.

The house of the married couple fell off the foundation and moved fifty feet. All the walls had demolished, and there was furniture and other things around that turned into trash. But this was not the worst of all – their pets were nowhere to be seen. The woman thought she had lost everything. “I can’t have children, so they are my babies,” – shared Stephanie. With the support of Stephanie’s cousin Paul, the couple began a search operation. They turned and dismantled everything around to find their favorites in the ruins. A dog named Lady was found near an infrared heater that was holding back a portion of the wall, the kitchen sink, and the stove.

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