Lost pets reunited with owners in Moore

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Updated: 5/27/2013 4:05 pm Published: 5/27/2013 3:39 pm

An old-fashioned way of searching for lost pets helped a Moore family reunited with its pug. 

On Friday, FOX23 News reported on a family that its pug, Chloe, in the storm. The owners used social media and checked shelters and animal centers but could not find her.

The family printed posters of  pug posted them in neighborhoods across Moore, and on Saturday, a woman recognized Chloe from the poster in her neighborhood and found the dog in her yard.

The owner, Charlotte James, told FOX23 News that she got a call from a woman Saturday morning who believed she had found Chloe hunkered down in her yard. She said Chloe couldn't walk because the pads on her paws were worn off and bleeding.

James said Chloe was found about 7 or 8 miles from her home. She ran off after the tornado hit and was found five days later. She says Chloe went to the vet and is recovering from her injuries but doing well. 

The Animal Resource Center is taking many of the lost pets. The director reports since Monday, there have been 153 pets that have come into the center, and 57 have been reunited with their owners. However, some of the pets are temporarily being housed because owners lost their home or do not have power. 
Currently, there are about 83 animals in the Animal Resource Center.

Barbara Lewis with the Animal Resource Center says they will keep the animals for a month, and then they will be given to a rescue group or to a foster home but will not end up at a shelter.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency said animals can be found at:
Oklahoma City Animal Shelter, Southeast 29th Street and South Bryan Avenue.                 
Moore Animal Shelter, 3900 S. Interstate 35 Service Road
City of Norman Animal Shelter, 615 E. Robinson St.
Animal Resource Center, 7949 S. Interstate 35 Service Road, Oklahoma City

Pet owners searching for lost pets are encouraged to check okclostpets.com and the Facebook page for the McClain County Animal Response Team.

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