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Indiana family trying to get back dog lost in tornado

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By Associated Press

MELLOTT, Ind. -- An Indiana woman whose dog vanished when a tornado struck her family's home last month says a person who adopted the dog from an animal shelter six days later refuses to return him.

Kyla Robinson says her family's beloved dog, Rosco, went missing when a tornado badly damaged their home in Mellott, a small town 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

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Someone brought Rosco to the Clinton County Humane Society the day after the twister after finding him wandering without tags about 45 miles from home. A woman adopted him five days later.

Robinson tells the Journal & Courier that she's working with an attorney to try to get Rosco back.

She says her 10-year-old daughter still cries and hopes "these people will have a heart and give him back."

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