Dog Found Wandering in Washington State Landslide Debris

There's not a lot of hopeful news coming out of Washington state's devastating Oso landslide—the death toll officially rose to 30 yesterday—but one grieving woman got some small comfort when her dog, Boomer, was found after 12 days missing.

Authorities first thought the golden retriever was a landslide victim whose family had been killed in the disaster, but the vets who treated the dog were able to track down his owner, who lives 2 or 3 miles away from the site.

Although Boomer's current owner wasn't hurt in the landslide, her brother—who used to own the dog before he moved away—was killed.

Boomer suffered minor scrapes and a sore hip from his days of wandering on the rough terrain, and he's recovering at Arlington Veterinary Hospital before heading home.

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