SAND SPRINGS, Okla. – It has been almost five months since a tornado destroyed dozens of homes and claimed one life in Sand Springs.
In the wake of the tornado, many residents and pets were left homeless, including a puppy that was found by Tulsa County Deputy Amber Solomon.
The dog had been chained to a pole and was underweight.
Three weeks later, Solomon was still thinking about the puppy.
After realizing she had never been claimed, Solomon decided to adopt her.
“I was trying to come up with names that would associate her with that tragic event, that way not only myself, but my family, would remember how many people did lose their homes,” she said.
The dog, who was named River, was found in the River Oaks mobile home park.