Lost And Found Pets After The Tornadoes


Sunday, May 29th 2011, 9:19 pm
By: News 9


Jacqueline Sit, News9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The number of tornado victims left without a home is growing. That's why finding a place to live is getting tougher by the day.

The latest victims are the animals displaced by the deadly storm. Now many are left without a forever home.

They're big eyed, playful looking fur balls that are hard to resist. And they tugged at the heart of Erin Allen who is taking care of not one, but 14 of them. At least for now.

"We actually found one in the engine of somebody's car in the Cowboy Church in Piedmont," says Erin Allen.

These kittens are some of the latest victims with no place to go. Allen took them in after her friend's home was destroyed in the tornado.

"Some of them that were found were pretty traumatized so when they first got here they're a little skittish and didn't want to be around people but now they're playing with and loving on us and stuff," she recalls.

Those pets are among the growing list of animals including horses and dogs that are either lost or found.

It's also becoming a growing problem for the lost and found site set up in Piedmont's First Baptist Church. Local shelters and veterinary clinics are packed with displaced pets. The church needs all the help they can get and as for Allen, she's taking care of all 14 of them.

To foster a pet:
Call lost and found site in Piedmont's First Baptist Church:
Contact Oklahoma City Police Chaplain Jack Poe at 405/919-6820 or Jackie Johnson at 405/312-3475

To adopt a kitten:
Call Erin Allen: 405/361-4554