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During a tornado, a Little Rock newlywed’s dog saves wife’s life



Little Rock, Arkansas – A couple had only been married for less than a day when the tornado on March 31 destroyed the life they had been looking forward to.

Their loving pet, who saved the wife’s life after the roof collapsed, is now their lone source of hope.

“To see it again is really disheartening. it’s sad. It makes me feel very sad,” Mark Taylor said.

When the tornado started to rip through central Arkansas, Sharron Taylor was sound asleep upstairs. Mark, her husband, was in the basement.

The roof collapsed, according to the couple, before Mark could get Sharron undercover, and their dog saved her life.

“Right in the middle of the floor used to be our bed, Butch and Sharon are laying on the bed, her feet on this end, and butch just happened to be facing horizontally and this was the board that was on top of them right there,” Mark said.

Their dog was unharmed by the nails, but Sharon was brought to the hospital.

“I’m just grateful for him. If it hadn’t have been for Butch, breaking the initial fall and I don’t know how he broke the initial fall with all of those nails and not be injured,” Mark said.

When they were left homeless and began searching for shelters, the Red Cross was one of the only ones that took animals.

“We weren’t going to go anywhere without him,” Sharron Taylor said.

Now Sharron recovers alongside her family, “In sickness and in health was what I was most concerned with because it did mean just that,” Mark said.

They expressed gratitude for the assistance of their small lifesaver and the surrounding support network.

“I’m just so grateful that God saved her, as I think about it, sent the dog to help and he did what he did,” Mark said.

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