20 Jun '11, 4pm

How To Help 900 Pets Left Homeless After Joplin Tornado

How To Help 900 Pets Left Homeless After Joplin Tornado

The May 22nd tornado that tore through Joplin, Missouri killed 153 people and has left almost 900 pets homeless . The animals became separated from their owners in the tornadoes aftermath, and the Joplin Humane Society is now housing them all. In spite of the massive overflow, the animal shelter is determined to find adoptive homes, and is planning an “Adopt-a-thon” over the weekend of June 25-26. During that time the rescue facility will be giving away cats and dogs to worthy parents, and spaying and neutering the pets as well. In terms of trying to return the pets to their original owners, the facility feels they have done all in their power to make it happen. “We feel we’ve exhausted every avenue to get the word out,” said Executive director Karen Aquino . “We’ve placed 250 yard signs. We have posters at food and donation distribution points, public service announcement...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/06/20/how-to-help-900-pets-l...

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