There has been some really bad weather this Spring, anipals. Last night was yet another round. A tornado hit Joplin, MO and did severe damage. At this time, 89 people have been reported dead and there's still lots of searching to be done. People are looking for friends, family and of course, pets.
My former home, Wayside Waifs, here in Kansas City sent a team down to Joplin today to assist with the rescue of animals who have been affected by this terrible disaster. They will probably be bringing back animals from the Joplin Humane Society. One way for people to communicate about lost and found pets in the Joplin area is by a Facebook page called Animals Lost & Found from the Joplin, Mo tornado. You can also follow what Wayside is doing in the Joplin area on their Facebook page. They have posted some pictures of the load-up this morning.
If you would like to donate to Wayside to assist in the care of these rescued pets, you can do so online at their donation page. As always, we will be keeping the people and pets of Joplin in the #pawcircle and purraying that families are reunited with their two- and four-legged members.
UPDATE: Find My Animal is offering their service for FREE to residents of Joplin.
UPDATE: Today (5/23/11) Wayside Waifs brought back 25 dogs that were already up for adoption at the Joplin Humane Society to make room for incoming animals. Wayside will be going back tomorrow to further assist with displaced pets.