After seeing the remnants of his tornado-ravaged home, Juan Ventura Jr. held out little hope he would ever see his dog Oscar again. But later that day, about a mile away, a family snapped a photo of a frightened brindle boxer who, like many pets during natural disasters, had dashed away from home.
Oscar was in the backyard when a tornado swept through Forney, just east of Dallas, damaging about 100 homes last week. There was no sign of him when Ventura returned to the splintered wood and collapsed walls that had been his family’s home. The dog house and the backyard fence were gone.