Family finds beloved pooch after tornado

Fonzie, a nine-year-old greyhound, went missing for five days after a tornado struck his owner's...

Fonzie, a nine-year-old greyhound, went missing for five days after a tornado struck his owner's home last Tuesday. (CHERYL BROWNE/QMI Agency)

Cheryl Browne, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:42 AM ET

BARRIE, Ont. -- It was a happy day for Fonzie.

Master Seaman Roxanne Cronk's dog, lost in last week's southern Ontario tornado, has returned home.

The nine-year-old greyhound took off running out the front door of their home when an EF2 tornado blew through Angus last Tuesday evening, taking most of the second floor of their home with it.

"The door burst open and he ran by us out the front door," Wood said Monday afternoon.

Cronk and her partner, Master Cpl. James Wood, have been staying at a CFB Borden emergency housing unit provided to the young couple after the twister hopscotched down their street and wreaked havoc on more than 100 homes in their neighbourhood.


Roxanne Cronk, of Angus, Ont., is glad to have Fonzie back home. The nine-year-old greyhound went missing for five days after a tornado struck their home last Tuesday. (CHERYL BROWNE/QMI Agency)

Click here to see photos of the tornado damage in Angus, Ont.

Cronk adopted Fonzie, a retired racing dog, five years ago.

Cronk and Wood said hundreds of people helped them search for Fonzie. On Sunday, desperate and crying on the phone to Woods, Cronk spotted the missing hound.

"He looked like the Littlest Hobo," Cronk said of the 1980s TV show of a dog who travelled alone from town to town.


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