A few months back, while the world has been focused on the coronavirus, several states in America was ravaged by an EF-4 tornado. A lot of people lost their homes, including Eric Johnson and his family. During the chaos, Eric also lost his Australian shepherd named Bella.
Luckily, it was still a happy ending. After two months of looking, Eric and his family are finally reunited with Bella. The pup went missing for a total of 54 days. The dog was the family’s savior during the tornado. According to Eric, Bella alerted them in time to get to safety just moments before the storm hit their home.
Unfortunately, amid the chaos, the dog has gone missing. The Johnsons have been trying to search for Bella for almost two months. After the tornado, the family frequently visited their old neighborhood, hoping to find Bella. They would also leave some of their clothes around their damaged house so Bella could recognize their scents. The family believed that their dog is possibly somewhere close.
And they were right. Bella was found very close to home – just a few miles away. Eric said there was no doubt in their minds that Bella was alive. People in their old neighborhood have reported seeing her in the area. Despite the sightings, they couldn’t seem to find the dog. After almost two months, a church friend successfully tracked Bella for the Johnsons.
Sarah Romeyn was someone who helps people find their missing pets after storms. An employee of an animal grooming service gave Sarah a call, informing her that Bella was spotted across the street. Before that, Sarah has installed several trail cameras and set up food to lure the pup. When the dog came, Sarah called Eric, who showed up with his brother-in-law to capture Bella.
Bella is now happily reunited with the Johnsons. Eric and his family are now starting to rebuild their home. It’s just a matter of time before Bella, and the Johnsons will have their house back. Eric is just thankful because finding the dog also gave them hope in the aftermath of the tornado.
Thanks to Eric Johnson on Facebook for sharing this amazing story!