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March 21, 2006

Tornado also left animals homeless

When a tornado took the roof off a historic Downlands Homestead near Waimate two weeks ago it was not just a family of five who were made homeless– 15 dogs, seven cats, one rabbit and two goats lost their home as well.

The Fahey family residing at the 23-room home on Waihao Back Road, was the base for dog-breeder Denise Fahey who breeds wire-haired and miniature dachshunds.
"Amazingly all the animals survived, everything was crashed down around them but they were okay."

When the family moved to a motel while looking for a new place to lease, the dogs had to be kept at the pound.

"Luckily the pound was empty. Since the tornado we have had one litter of miniature dachshunds and we are expecting another two litters."

The family had just found another place to rent and would be moving this week, taking their line-up of animals with them. MORE>>

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