2011 has been a deadly year for tornadoes. Powerful twisters have ravaged Alabama, Oklahoma, and Missouri, killing residents and wrecking homes.
But a few dedicated people have been working hard to help dogs that were injured or displaced by the storms.
King 5 News reports that Connie Guthrie and her husband are trying to find new homes for dogs that survived an Oklahoma tornado. “These were F4 and F5 tornadoes,” Guthrie said in a King 5 TV broadcast. “The trees [were] stripped. Even the grass was gone.” According to the news station, she went to Everett, Washington, to find people who would adopt over fifty dogs that were displaced by the Oklahoma tornado.
A similar event was held in Louisville, Kentucky, recently. On June 26, WDRB TV reported that dogs that survived an Alabama tornado were up for adoption in Louisville.
Perhaps the most dramatic story of storm survival comes from Missouri. There, a mixed-breed dog that was paralyzed by a powerful tornado in Missouri is starting to walk again, reports the Daily Mail. According to the British newspaper, surgery was performed on the dog by the University of Missouri veterinary program.