Pain lingers as toll rises

The mile-wide tornado which ripped Moore, Oklahoma apart is a terrible tragedy for the human victims and the many family pets that have been displaced.

The search for human survivors and dead is thought to be over, but people are still searching for pets.

Gut-wrenching photos and stories, such as one showing a nurse comforting a dying dog in the rubble have been coming out of the town.

Barbara Garcia was being interviewed by CBS News when her missing dog Fozzy peeked out of the rubble that once was her home.

One of the most bizarre stories was of a black dog found in the rubble standing guard over a man's body, what authorities believed to be the dog's owner.

After the dog's picture was posted online, her owner came forward but had no idea why she was guarding the body.

- Herald on Sunday

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