Help Pets Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

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Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers and Airmen respond the tornado.

Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers and Airmen respond the tornado.

On Monday, one of the most destructive tornadoes to ever hit Oklahoma, a tornado 1.3 miles long, destroyed hundreds of homes, hospitals, and schools, and claimed dozens of lives. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the disaster.

As we all know, disasters don’t just hurt people and their property — our pets are always affected as well.

How to Help

If you’re looking for a way to help the animals and pets of Moore and Oklahoma City and their surrounds, here are some organizations that are working right now to get pets and pet parents back to good health and safety.

Online:

The Animal Resource Center in Oklahoma City is accepting donations online to support their work as they care for the animals injured by the tornado.

The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Services is accepting donations to support their relief efforts as they care for injured animals.

In Person:

The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter needs food, blankets, and towels right now, but it is best to call and ask if that’s changed before bringing over a donation. Call Cathryn English at (405) 297-3100 or (405) 297-3088.

The Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City is accepting food donations and giving out dog and cat food, leashes, collars, bowls, and more to those in need. Call (405) 664-2858 to set up a donation.

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society needs towels, paper towels, gloves, and food for volunteers. You can drop off a donation at 5420 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK, or at 2905 70th St. NW, Oklahoma City, OK.

Reuniting with a Pet

The Moore Oklahoma Tornado Lost and Found Animals Facebook page is helping its over 12,000 followers share information about lost and found pets.

Our thanks to all of these organizations for helping pets stay safe and reunite them with their pet parents.

Looking Ahead

Disaster can strike at any time. Make a disaster preparedness plan for your pets.

Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Kendall James