Elderly woman finds lost dog trapped in rubble during CBS interview

By David Edwards
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:29 EDT
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Barbara Garcia finds her lost dog after Oklahoma tornado
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An elderly woman who thought she lost everything including her dog after a tornado wiped out much of an Oklahoma City suburb found a glimmer of hope on Monday during an interview with CBS News reporter Anna Werner.

“I never lost consciousness,” Barbara Garcia recalled, standing atop a pile of rubble that used to be her home. “And I hollered for my little dog and he didn’t answer. He didn’t come. So I know he’s in here somewhere.”

As the interview continued, someone off camera pointed out that the dog was trapped underneath a pile of nearby debris.

“Aw, oh, Cathy!” the woman exclaimed. “Bless your little bitty heart. Help me!”

With a little help from Werner, the dog was freed.

“I thought God just answered one prayer, to let me be okay,” Garcia explained. “He answered both of them. This was my second prayer.”

Watch this video from CBS News, broadcast May 20, 2013.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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