Help Reunite Pets – Moore, OklahomaPosted by TM Snyder on May 22, 2013
In the wake of Monday’s horrific disaster in Moore, Oklahoma, which saw an EF-5 tornado rip directly through the heart of this Oklahoma City suburb, the attention now turns to recovery and rebuilding efforts. Reports today have said at least 2,400 residential homes have been completely destroyed beyond repair, via Shepard Smith and Fox News. As human beings, and American citizens, our natural instinct is to focus on each other and to ensure all human life that can be saved is done so. I can’t state enough how overwhelmed and proud I am of all the local residents, volunteers and non-profit organizations in and around the community of Moore, Oklahoma, that came together so quickly to support one another and assist in recovery efforts. But, we as Americans can also pitch in by way of donations simply by visiting www.redcross.org and contributing whatever you can. I know that personally, I felt extremely helpless sitting hundreds of miles away watching the devastation unfold on television like most Americans, however any donations, no matter how small will help at this point.
In addition to loss of human life and mounting civilian injuries, many other problems still remain post-disaster. One of which is the loss of family pets. This is something that is near-and-dear to my heart as a lifelong dog-lover and dog-owner. Losing a pet can be just as traumatic as losing a member of the family as in most cases, they are considered part of the family. I can’t imagine life without my dogs and my heart goes out to those in Oklahoma who have lost pets and are still currently searching for them.
For those in and around Moore, Oklahoma, communication is still extremely difficult due to downed power and phone lines, in addition to severely damaged cell towers. However, there is a Facebook page committed to reuniting as many pets with their owners as humanly possible. I find this very admirable and this Facebook link is www.facebook.com/OKpets. This is truly inspirational and I encourage everyone and anyone to visit this site because you could be the person who identifies someone’s beloved pet and assists in reuniting them.
Tragedies like these are completely unavoidable as mother nature has her own way of showing us exactly who is boss. But, we always come back fighting, helping one another, rebuilding and marching ahead with a positive attitude. That’s exactly why I love America! In addition, we also take the time to save and reunite our domestic pets with their owners, and that is simply awesome. What other country in the world would bother to do such a thing in the wake of such personal and material devastation? This is a gesture unique to Americans, and that’s why I wake up every morning proud to be a citizen of the greatest country on Earth. God Bless America, God Bless Oklahoma, and may the community of Moore be blessed with nothing but positive support and prayers.
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