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Southern Cross Animal Rescue assists in helping dogs at tornado site

A German Shepard was found by the deceased Jone County couple's home. Photo by Jeff Daley A German Shepard was found by the deceased Jone County couple's home. Photo by Jeff Daley
A Pit Bull mix was found by the deceased Jone County couple's home. Photo by Jeff Daley A Pit Bull mix was found by the deceased Jone County couple's home. Photo by Jeff Daley

The Southern Cross Animal Rescue saved two dogs from the deceased tornado victim's property in Jones County.

S.C.A.R. President Heather Williams was contacted by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency about the animals. 

Volunteers searched in the dark, raining night for the animals, and were able to locate a German Shepard.

"She was soaking wet and scared to death," Williams said. 

After several hours of searching the group decided to come back at daylight to look for the second dog. 

"Some of us came back the next morning, and continued the search and we found one of the dogs deceased," Williams said. 

Thursday the group discovered that there were not two dogs, but three. 

Williams said the group went back and found a Pit Bull mix injured, but alive.

Both dogs were taken to the S.C.A.R. shelter and treated for their injuries. 

"They are both a little bit underweight," Williams said. "They have some internal and external parasites that we are treating."

Although the future of the animals is unknown, the organization is working to nurse the animals back to health.

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