Pom Pom the 1.5kg Pomeranian survives after being flung 300m from home by a tornado in NSW town

A Pomeranian aptly named Pom Pom has miraculously survived being swallowed by a tornado and flung 300m from her home in NSW

The pint-sized 1.5kg canine was finally given the green light to return home after spending two weeks recovering from the wild storm at a vet.

Pom Pom’s owner Scott McKinnon lost his home at Meadow Flat near Lithgow on the NSW Central Tablelands in just 30 seconds on September 30. 

A tiny Pomeranian called Pom Pom (pictured) has miraculously survived being swallowed by a tornado and flung 300m from her home in NS

A tiny Pomeranian called Pom Pom (pictured) has miraculously survived being swallowed by a tornado and flung 300m from her home in NS

Pom Pom's owner Scott McKinnon (left) lost his home at Meadow Flat near Lithgow on the NSW Central Tablelands in just 30 seconds on September 30

Pom Pom’s owner Scott McKinnon (left) lost his home at Meadow Flat near Lithgow on the NSW Central Tablelands in just 30 seconds on September 30

Three people were injured by the wild tornado that tore through the small town west of Sydney and damaged houses, powerlines and trees.

Along with the damaging winds and horizontal rain, terrified residents also reported large hailstones as the twister swept through the community. 

Pom Pom was lifted off the ground by the powerful winds and spun in circles 20 metres in the air before ending up in a nearby paddock, the ABC reported. 

The little dog was left with a punctured lung and multiple broken ribs with her devastated owners assuming they had lost her among the chaos. 

‘We gave up on Pom,’ Mr McKinnon admitted. 

Things weren’t looking good for the canine after her kennel was nowhere to be found and her blanket spotted 30 metres up a pine tree. 

Three people were injured by the wild tornado that tore through the small town west of Sydney and damaged houses, powerlines and trees (pictured, damage to Mr McKinnon's home)

Three people were injured by the wild tornado that tore through the small town west of Sydney and damaged houses, powerlines and trees (pictured, damage to Mr McKinnon’s home)

Andrew Gee (left), the member for Calare, posted a series of photos of Mr McKinnon (right), his partner Anne and the damage to their home in the days following the tornado

Andrew Gee (left), the member for Calare, posted a series of photos of Mr McKinnon (right), his partner Anne and the damage to their home in the days following the tornado

As Mr McKinnon and his partner started to assess the damage to their property and tend to their other animals they heard a distinctive bark in the distance. 

It took two weeks for the resilient Pomeranian to finally be returned to the arms of her grateful owners. 

‘We can’t work it out. She’s only the size of a big rat and she survived,’ he said. 

Mr McKinnon and his partner are in the process of salvaging what they can from their home. 

The ‘non-stop cleaning’ will make way for a new property that will be built with more storm-friendly materials and a stronger frame to withstand strong winds. 

Andrew Gee, the member for Calare, posted a series of photos of Mr McKinnon, his partner Anne and the damage to their home in the days following the tornado. 

Mr McKinnon and his partner are in the process of salvaging what they can of their home and starting painstaking efforts to rebuild (pictured, damage to their Meadow Flat property)

Mr McKinnon and his partner are in the process of salvaging what they can of their home and starting painstaking efforts to rebuild (pictured, damage to their Meadow Flat property)

The 'non stop cleaning' will make way for a new property that will be built with more storm-friendly materials and a stronger frame to withstand strong winds (pictured, storm damage)

The ‘non stop cleaning’ will make way for a new property that will be built with more storm-friendly materials and a stronger frame to withstand strong winds (pictured, storm damage)

‘Scott McKinnon is a veteran. He’s also a woodchopper, tree lopper and holds the world record for coal shovelling,’ the politician wrote. 

‘I reckon the ability to make split second decisions under pressure in dangerous situations plus the physical strength to withstand a tornado saved his life two days ago. 

He said Mr McKinnon was forced to hold onto his kitchen bench as the powerful winds tried to drag him feet first out the window. 

‘Outside the sky was a swirling mass of trees, metal, silos, vehicles, cattle and Pom Pom the Pomeranian,’ he said. 

‘The rebuilding process will be a long one. The most important thing through all of this though is that Scott & Anne (and Pom Pom) are safe and well.’

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