Volunteers working to reunite pets and owners in Moore


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Updated: 5/27/2013 4:09 pm Published: 5/24/2013 3:23 pm


Update-Pug, Choe has been safely reuinited with her owner.

In Moore, about 75 percent of rescued animals have been reunited with their owners.

But some families are still working to find their pets. Many families are using Facebook and visiting shelters and rescue groups hoping their dog is found and safe.

Kittens not yet weaned, chickens, and even hamsters are missing in the aftermath of the tornado outbreak in central Oklahoma.

“He was not in a cage he was brought in by himself," said Dana Taylor, a volunteer from Texas.

Kittens are missing their mom, who was a fixture at Plaza Tower elementary.

“These are our little hero kitties,” she said. They were found buried under the rubble at the school.

"When the tornado hit mom was killed and as they were clearing debris looking for survivors they kept hearing these guys yelling, they found them and uncovered them and underneath was a little girl," said Taylor.

More than 50 dogs and cats rescued and brought have been brought to the Animal Resource Center outside of Moore.

Animals traumatized by the storm, waiting to be reunited with their owners.

“It breaks your heart; it just breaks your heart," said Barbara Lewis, president of Animal Resource Center.

Maddie James, 11, visited the shelter with a photo of her pub, Chloe.

"All three of our dogs were in the backyard together and we came home and she was the only one was missing," said James.

She misses playing with her. “She's playful, she's loveable, and she likes to sleep with people."

Her mom is using social media to get the word out about Chloe
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“We've had spottings of her and we've hung signs all over,” said Maddie’s mom, Charlotte.

Chloe was not at the ARC, but Maddie and her mom are not giving up hope.

"I just want her back, that's all,” said Charlotte.

The Animal Resource Center is the official place where lost animals are being dropped off. They are working with the Department of Agriculture.

The president of the group says they will give owners a month if they have not been picked up, then they will go to a rescue group or foster home, but will not go to a shelter.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency lists animals can be found at:

Oklahoma City Animal Shelter, SE 29th and Bryant
Moore Animal Shelter, 3900 S Interstate 35 Service Road
City of Norman Animal Shelter, 615 E Robinson
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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Great subject matter to deal with. Too bad it couldn't have been written better (words missing, punctuation, grammar).
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