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March 12, 2012

Ky. Tornado: Dozens of Animals Safe Indoors

Animal Rescue Team cares for, transports displaced pets

  • The HSUS is tending two dozen pets at the Laurel County emergency shelter. The HSUS

  • After they have gone through so much, we want the best for animals in our care. The HSUS

As cleanup continues after the destructive tornadoes in Kentucky, The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team continues caring for displaced pets.

Laurel County

The HSUS is now caring for 24 animals in our emergency pet shelter in Laurel County—seven stray or surrendered puppies, eight stray or surrendered adult dogs, seven owned adult dogs, one uromastyx lizard, and one stray cat. Families who have lost their homes and almost everything they own have left their pets with us, either on a temporary basis while they build their lives up again, or to surrender them, knowing we are committed to their well-being.

Morgan County

This past weekend, The HSUS transported 33 dogs out of devastated communities in Morgan County to make room for other animals who still need care and shelter because of the storm. Kentucky Humane Society and Lexington Humane Society very generously took in dogs from this hard-hit area. Both agencies report they already have local interest in adopting the dogs.

Courier-Journal on the "Silent Victims"

A detailed article in the Courier-Journal features the animals affected by the storms and includes a video of the tornado and its aftermath.

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