Humane Society of Tulsa needs homes for 16 cats left without families after tornado in Moore
4:53 PM, Jun 22, 2013
5:35 PM, Jun 22, 2013
MOORE, Okla. -- After an EF5 tornado ripped through Moore a month ago, the Humane Society of Tulsa began doing its part to help the animals that were left without homes.
But now, it's the Humane Society that needs help.
Many pets were left without homes or families, after the May 20 tornadoes. Some of them were reunited shortly after the tornado and were in relatively good health.
Dan Canfield knew that not all of the animals would be as lucky though. That is why the Humane Society headed to Moore right away, offering medical care for pets through a mobile clinic.
Not long after arriving, the group found 16 cats that needed medical care. Now that those animals have been treated and cared for, they are in need of new homes.
"We were able to take them into our adoption unit, and were able to start medicating and checking out all of the animals," Canfield said. "Working up their health and assessing their health and taking care of them."
The 16 cats were in rough shape, but after one month and receiving some care, they're starting to regain their health.
"They have really showed how excited they are to be getting attention and getting handling," Canfield said. "They just start kind of purring and melting in your hands. They're so excited to get attention. It is really special to see."
The Humane Society has now made the cats available for adoption. All 16 have received their shots, are spayed or neutered and cost $50 to adopt.
For more information, contact the Humane Society at 918-495-3647, or stop by the adoption center at 6232 E. 60th Street, open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
There are also animals up for adoption in Norman.
The Animal Resource Center is working with the Oklahoma Humane Society to find homes for all of the animals left without families.