Friday, March 16, 2012

Tornado-Tossed Horse Under Kentucky Veterinarian's Care - Full Article

by: Pat Raia
March 14 2012, Article # 19738

6-year-old Kentucky Mountain Horse gelding is enjoying lots of attention since being swept up from his pasture and deposited into his owners' home by a tornado that swept through West Liberty, Ky., earlier this month.

On March 2 more than 40 confirmed tornadoes tore through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio. The storms packed winds as high as 180 mph, knocking out utilities and flattening homes and barns. David Fugate, DVM, of the West Liberty Vet Clinic, said the town of West Liberty was among the hardest hit by the storm.

But the day proved extremely lucky for one West Liberty horse. Fugate said that during the storm, EF3 tornado-force winds ripped the roof off the horse's owners' home. Fugate said the horse--now named Twister--was then lifted out of his pasture and dropped into the house.

"They said they were walking down the hall and found the horse in the kitchen," Fugate said...

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