Finding Homes for “Tornado Pets”
Posted on July 12, 2011 by Joy of Living No comments
Jessie, ever the philanthropist and activitist, even if she is a dog: Ever since our neighbors in Joplin, Missouri suffered so much tragedy with the torandoes in May, I have been worried sick about the pets there that endured such a devastating event. Luckily, I came across an article on zootoo.com today that assured me that all of the “tornado pets” have found homes!
After the tornadoes in Joplin, 745 animals needed a home. Over 5,700 people from 24 states arrived on the scene in Joplin for the adopt-a-thon event there the last weekend in June. Wow! The animals left homeless by the tornadoes found homes!
Thanks to the ASPCA, the displaced animals were provided with emergency shelter immediately after the storms. Nearly 1,300 animlas were taken care of by this amazing organization during the month-long sheltering period. About 500 animals were successfully reunited with their owners. Isn’t that amazing?
Be sure to go to the ASPCA web site for more information! They are an amazing group of individuals dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of pets everywhere! I am glad our buddies in Joplin are sleeping soundly at night now.
If you are considering getting a pet, PLEASE consider adopting one from a local shelter. There are so many pets out there who have so much love to give! It’s be the best thing you could do for BOTH of you!