Michael Konopasek, News9
PIEDMONT, Oklahoma -- One week ago Tuesday, tornadoes tore apart some Oklahoma families.
Even amid the destruction, one family near Piedmont never gave up hope they'd be reunited with their lost loved one.
The Evans family home is no longer standing. Thankfully, they were not home when Tuesday's tornadoes plowed through, but one special member of the family was and until today the search for her never stopped.
"I can't believe it," said Dennis Evans, tornado victim who found his dog. "It's amazing. I just can't believe she's in such good shape."
Tuesday was a day to rejoice for Evans after finding his Boston Terrier who had been lost for seven days. And although she is just a dog, to Evans she is a member of the family.
Last Tuesday, shortly after a tornado ripped through the Piedmont area, Evans returned to nothing but a foundation and debris with no dog in sight.
Ever since that moment, for ten hours a day, the search was on, to find Penny!
After a week, many people may have given up, but not the Evans family. Seven days after the tornado hit, someone spotted the spirited black dog.
For Penny and her owner it was joyous occasion. And, although Penny has some ticks after her journey in the wild, Evans says she is doing remarkably well.
Penny and her family are, of course, enjoying each other's company. On the agenda for Wednesday is a visit to the vet's office to get those ticks taken care of.