Displaced Oklahoma Animals Ready For Adoption in Chicago

PAWS Chicago rescued pets found during the Oklahoma tornado disaster

By Megan Purazrang
|  Monday, Jul 1, 2013  |  Updated 5:53 PM CDT
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PAWS Chicago just returned from their second trip from Moore, Oklahoma with cats and dogs that survived the devastating tornadoes that ripped through that area last month.

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PAWS Chicago Rescues More Oklahoma Animals

More than 80 cats and dogs were rescued from animal shelters in Moore, Okla. after tornadoes devastated the area. PAWS Chicago said the newly rescued pets will be available for adoption Monday. NBC Chicago's Christian Farr reports.
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PAWS Chicago has new bundles of cute ready for adoption.

Hundreds of animals left displaced when a tornado tore through Moore, Okla., a month ago are now available for new homes.

PAWS volunteers and medical team traveled to Oklahoma twice in the wake of the devastating storm to rescue dozens of pets after shelters meant for 400 pets were holding approximately 800.

After the pets' rescue, a 30-day holding period was put in place in Chicago, and Monday marks the first day of eligible adoption for these storm victims at PAWS’s Lincoln Park Adoption Center.

“Time is up for these homeless pets and PAWS Chicago is their last hope,” PAWS founder Paula Fasseas said. “By bringing them to our Chicago adoption program, we can save them and bring something positive to a community that has been through so much.”

Most of the animals are ready for new homes and those that need medical treatment will first recover in a foster home. The organization’s mission is to build no-kill communities and end overpopulation of homeless animals.    
 

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