Tag Archives: tornado

A farewell service for Oklahoma pets

Last weekend, a memorial service was held for the Oklahoma pets who perished in last month’s tornadoes.  The service was conducted at the Orr Family Farm which is located next door to the Celestial Acres Training Center, a training facility for horses where many died.

Perhaps one of the most touching stories of the losses suffered was that of Fred, a black Labrador.  He survived the storm buried beneath debris that was subsequently bulldozed over several times.  He was rescued but passed away five days later.  His veterinarian said, ‘It doesn’t seem fair.’

Full story available at The Oklahoman

Dog found in the rubble in Oklahoma

A good news story out of Oklahoma today.  A dog has been found alive in the rubble of his owner’s home….and it happened on tv when she was being interviewed.

Watch the video here

Finding Pets After the Storm, Joplin Missouri

Animals have also been caught up in the destruction of Sunday’s tornado in Joplin, Missouri.  Listen to this radio programme from KSMU radio to hear about the rescue and recovery efforts at the Joplin Humane Society.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand