Monday, May 30, 2011

A Happy Joplin Story....

smudge....."Da biped's been busy all week with something called facebook. Every once in a while her eyes would start leaking and we thought that it was a little melodramatic for someone who plays with a fake farm all day. Then we found out that she was following the story of a family who had their dog and two kitties stolen after the tornado. All week the Mom posted cute pictures of a fuzzy dog and cat in a carrier on all the facebook animal sites."

smudge....."As the week passed the story became clearer. After the tornado the people put the pets in two carriers and set them outside so they'd be safe. Their home was still standing but the roof was gone and everything was all wet. The grandpawents stayed at the house with the pets and the mom and kids went to stay some place a little safer for the night. Over night someone stole the fur babies."

smudge...." Most of the animals that were "rescued" were almost immediately turned over to the animal shelter, but not these babies. All week the Mom posted their pictures and nothing happened till 1:30 last night when a man posted a poor quality picture of a grey cat. He then said he had found another cat and a dog and the Mom started sending messages that the cat looked like hers. Then he posted the picture of the dog and the Mom said that she was sure it was her dog and that her daughter was missing her dog. The comments went on for about an hour with the guy saying they'd have to identify the collars before he'd let them go. He agreed to meet them Monday morning. All night the biped worried that the man would try to trick them but this afternoon the woman updated her facebook with a happy pic."

smudge...."The Furkids are all safe at home!"

biped....."When this disaster is over I really think that the lady that's in charge of animal rescue in Joplin should be appointed to head Fema. She has found a building large enough to house over 350 dogs and cats. She has repeatedly begged people who found stray animals to bring them to the shelter so that the owners only had one place to check. She has organized volenteers to care for the pets and started an wish list that had raised over $21,000.00 in pet food and supplies in five days. Today she started a drive to get Frontline for all her guests cuz she wants them compfy.

When she discovered that dogs will happily go home with any person that shows up and that cats just want to hide in the back of their cages she increased the security on the animals to make sure the right animals went home with the right people. By Sunday she and the volenteers had reunited 120 pets with their owners.

I quess the animals already knew she was a good person because the first "patron" turned itself in volentarily by flying in and perching on her car. It's name was JO JO and has since went home with it's mommy.


Mr Puddy said...

Love this post, Love happy ending : )

PS : Mom's first pet names Jo Jo too , It's woofie ! could you believe ?

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am so glad that the animal victims of Joplin's tornado are being so well looked after! Many of their humans have lost everything and it would be terrible if they needlessly lost their pets too. With this woman's help, that won't happen.

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Good to hear a positive story!

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a wonderful lady making sure that the animals were reunited with their humans.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Furkidsmom said...

What a great story!! Thanks for sharing it!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

KarenMcG said...

It's so good to read that in the end the fur family got to the right bi-peds.

And God bless the lady who started the whole keeper of the animals. And, of course, all the others who stepped in to help.

OKcats said...

We're always happy to hear the good stories out of Joplin. Such a mess down there. We were really happy to hear that the Westboro wackos were ummm.... 'talked out of' their stupid protest. Seems bikers can be very convincing! :)

Angel and Kirby said...

What a great story and so many happy endings!