Pom Pom the 1.5kg Pomeranian miraculously survives being swallowed by a TORNADO and hurled 300 meters away
- Pom Pom the little Pomeranian survived tornado and was thrown 300 meters away
- Small dog was lifted 20 meters into the air last month and thrown into a nearby paddock
- She had a punctured lung and multiple broken ribs, but was lucky enough to survive
- Her owners’ home in Meadow Flat near Lithgow was destroyed in just 30 seconds
A Pomeranian aptly named Pom Pom miraculously survived being swallowed by a tornado and flung 300 yards from her home in NSW.
The tiny 1.5kg dog was finally given the go-ahead to return home after spending two weeks recovering from the wild storm at a vet’s.
Pom Pom owner Scott McKinnon lost his home in Meadow Flat near Lithgow on the NSW Central Tablelands on September 30 in just 30 seconds.
A little Pomeranian named Pom Pom (pictured) miraculously survived by being swallowed by a tornado and thrown 300 meters from her home in NS
Pom Pom’s owner Scott McKinnon (left) lost his home in Meadow Flat near Lithgow on the NSW Central Tablelands in just 30 seconds on September 30
Three people were injured in the wild tornado that swept through the small town west of Sydney, damaging homes, power lines and trees.
Along with the damaging winds and horizontal rain, terrified residents also reported large hailstones as the twister swept through the community.
Pom Pom was lifted off the ground by the strong winds and circled 20 meters in the air before landing in a nearby paddock, the ABC reported.
The dog was left with a punctured lung and multiple broken ribs, while her devastated owners assumed they had lost her in the chaos.
“We’ve given up Pom,” Mr. McKinnon admitted.
Things didn’t look good for the dog after her kennel was nowhere to be found and her blanket was spotted 100 feet high in a pine tree.
Three people were injured in the wild tornado that swept through the small town west of Sydney, damaging homes, power lines and trees (photo, damage to Mr McKinnon’s home)
Calare member Andrew Gee (left) posted a series of photos of Mr McKinnon (right), his partner Anne and the damage to their home in the days following the tornado
As Mr. McKinnon and his partner began assessing the damage to their property and tending to their other animals, they heard a distinctive barking in the distance.
It took two weeks for the resilient Pomeranian to finally return to the arms of her grateful owners.
‘We can’t figure it out. She’s only the size of a big rat and she survived,” he said.
Mr McKinnon and his partner are busy rescuing what they can from their home.
The ‘non-stop cleaning’ is making way for a new building that is being built with more storm-friendly materials and a stronger frame to withstand high winds.
Calare member Andrew Gee posted a series of photos of Mr McKinnon, his partner Anne and the damage to their home in the days following the tornado.
Mr. McKinnon and his partner are busy saving what they can from their home and embarking on arduous attempts to rebuild (photo, damage to their Meadow Flat property)
The ‘non-stop cleaning’ will make way for a new property that will be built with more storm-friendly materials and a stronger frame to withstand strong winds (photo, storm damage)
Scott McKinnon is a veteran. He is also a woodcutter, secateurs and holds the world record for coal shoveling,” the politician wrote.
“I think the ability to make split-second decisions under pressure in dangerous situations plus the physical strength to withstand a tornado saved his life two days ago.
He said Mr. McKinnon was forced to hold on to his kitchen bench when the strong wind tried to drag him out of the window with his feet.
“Outside the sky was a swirling mass of trees, metal, silos, vehicles, livestock and Pom Pom de Pomerania,” he said.
“The rebuilding process will be a long one. The most important thing in all of this, however, is that Scott & Anne (and Pom Pom) are safe and sound.”