Dog found under rubble after Washington mudslide

DARRINGTON, WA (CNN) -- The search for survivors in a mudslide in Washington state is now in day four. The mudslide engulfed one square mile of Snohomish County north of Seattle Saturday. At least 14 people are dead and more than 100 unaccounted for.

The Kuntz family came home to Darrington to find their muddy mangled house 150 feet from its base. They missed the deadly slide to attend their son's ball game, leaving their dog and cat inside. All that's left is the ruins of their house.

Their aunt Linda McPherson who lived next door on the family's farm didn't survive. Irene Kuntz said, "We have lost our great, great sister but we are a strong family and we're going to get through this."

The family had given up hope on finding their chocolate lab Buddy until they returned to the wreckage. Buddy's owner Quinton Kuntz said, "We were looking through all the rubble and heard the dog whining."

Covered in dirt and a few gashes, Buddy came through. Quinton said, "I just broke down crying really happy that my dog was alright...I'm just shocked how well he did against my whole house falling on him."

Today Buddy's tired, but giving one family that's lost so much a reason to smile.

After finding budding and losing their cat the Kuntz family is now helping rescue other animal's here in Darrington including their aunt Linda's dog who they just found.


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