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5:39 AM, Feb 24, 2012   |    comments
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Izzy the dog injured her paw when a wind gust threw her into a tree.
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  • "I'd say she hit about there," Julie Madsen said pointing to the trunk of a tree.

    She'd taken her dogs, Izzy and Jack out to go to the bathroom on Wednesday.

    "There was this big gust of wind," Madsen said.

    She guessed it was over 50 mph.

    "The next thing I know, the leash is going up in the air," she said.

    The wind carried Izzy about 10 feet away. She hit the tree at a spot three feet off the ground.

    "I thought I had just lost my dog. I thought she had broken her neck because she was not moving and wasn't breathing for a second," she said.

    Madsen picked her up and heard a yelp. She took her to an emergency vet.

    Izzy now has a splint on her right front paw.

    Madsen worked with a fire department at one time in her career. She has seen many emergencies, but she has never seen this.

    "I've never seen a little dog fly like that," she said. "We always joked about high wind warnings and little dog alerts when we were in the fire department, but never would I have thought my little dog would fly into a tree."

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