Tag Archives: Tornadoes

3,000 People Visit Joplin, Missouri Adoption Event For Tornado Dogs And Cats

26 Jun
Tornado Dogs, Joplin Missouri

One of these is powerful. But so are people. (Photo from NOAA Photo Library/Flickr)

Hundreds of displaced dogs and cats found new homes this weekend as 3,000 people from 24 states rolled into Joplin, Missouri to adopt animal victims of last month’s destructive tornado.

It’s a reminder in the aftermath of the deadly natural disaster that people always pull together and pull through. We fix, rebuild, care for, and set things right!

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Photos: Tornado Dogs Relocated To New York State

11 May
Tornado, Dogs Moved from Georgia To New York, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

Displaced dogs moved to New York (Photo from NOAA Photo Library/Flickr)

Just about every natural disaster takes its toll on the animal world, too. The recent deadly tornadoes that blew threw the Southeast are no different.

There’s some happy news, though. Thirty dogs from a shelter in Georgia were recently moved to a shelter in New York state, where they’ll get a chance at a new life.

The New York shelter got involved because the Georgia shelter was completely full — and had to make room for even more dogs that were displaced by the storms.

Here’s some pics of the tornado dogs.

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9/11 Volunteer Group Rebuilding Animal Rescue Barn

23 Apr
Barn, New York Says Thank You, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

New York group rebuilding animal rescue barn (Photo by Robb North/Flickr)

Nearly ten years ago, cities across America stepped up to help New York City after the September 11 attacks. That generosity moved Jeff Parness to form New York Says Thank You, a foundation dedicated to redefining the anniversary of 9/11 by sending volunteers from New York around the country to rebuild communities hit by their own disasters.

Marking 10 years since the attacks, one of the projects planned this year is the rebuilding of a barn in Georgia that was hit by a tornado — a barn that was home to 65 rescue animals.

Parness tells CNN:

“There’s a very special woman that lives in the barn. Her name is Susan Littlejohn, and she cares for 65 rescue animals in the barn. She and two of her volunteers were feeding all 65 of the animals, and a tornado literally dropped down on the barn and the barn exploded.

Luckily, Susan and the volunteers were fine and all the animals were fine. But she lost everything. So this year, we’re going to bring about 300 volunteers from around the country and do a barn-raising in Ellijay, Georgia.”

Read the whole CNN story. It’s inspiring stuff. As the New York Says Thank You motto says: “What we do is about 9/12.”

Greg Valentine
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