Oklahoma residents search for missing pets

As the recovery continues after a deadly tornado tore through Moore Monday, residents are searching for missing pets in the wake of the storm.

Home Depot is serving as a location where many animals found in the wreckage are being transported and cared for. Other pets are being taken to the Moore Animal Shelter and some are heading to Oklahoma City.

Rescue workers are keeping an organized list to help reunite pets with their families. And a Facebook page has been set up by the McClain County Animal Response Team -- http://on.fb.me/14NqVjO -- for the same purpose.


Moore resident Scott Burkhart knew his home was demolished

"I saw it on the news, they showed it," he said.

Burkhart and his family were safe at a relative's house, but his two dogs were not. "I hope they escaped, but ... ," Burkhart said.

A short time later, he found Nemo. Sadly, his dog did not survive. But Burkhart is still looking for his other dog, Romy.

But for others showing up at Home Depot there is some good news.

Katt Tasetano found her cat, Max, there.

"I am just so excited to have him and he's safe," Tasetano said. "We thought they were all lost."

Tasetano wasn't home during the storm. One of her other dogs didn't survive. She's still hoping to find her other pets, and finding Max gave her encouragement to keep searching.

"It gives me a sense of hope that we can find the rest of them and bring them back together," she said.

Volunteers with the Humane Society of Tulsa are in Moore, providing community outreach and pet supplies at First Baptist Church.



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