Four-legged friends displaced by tornadoes need a home

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(KTVI) - Recent tornadoes destroyed many homes in the Midwest displacing not just many families, but pets too. People who lived in the tornado zone were forced to quickly evacuate. Some residents had to leave their pets behind during the storms.

Many of those animals ended up on the streets and eventually in crowded shelters.

Now many of these animals are available for adoption.  The holiday season is the most popular time for pet adoption. Many people to at add a four-legged friend to their family.

Animal experts also have a word of caution for pet owners: holiday decorations and animals can be a dangerous combination. Watch out for the tinsel and ornaments.

If you're looking to adopt a pet, visit:

Stray Rescue of St. Louis
Humane Society of Missouri
Metro East Humane Society


  • me

    Anyone who would leave their home and leave their pets behind deserves a slow, painful death. How dare you abandon your family just because of a storm? I don’t care how rushed you were- I hope you never get a good night sleep again, knowing you tossed out your pet, who always loved you uncoditionally.

  • rae

    I totally agree with you! Our 2 dogs are chipped in case we get separated and we also have a plan in case of emergencies! If you aren’t responsible enough to plan for your pets you shouldn’t have them!

  • Jon Anthony

    I have 5 critters, ranging in size from 6-85 lbs. There is nowhere on the planet I would be forced to go without having these guys with me, regardless of circumstances.

  • Laura (@laurae80)

    I’ve never been in a situation where I’ve had to even think about leaving my pet behind but I would like to think I would never do it. That being said; this article should WARN people that pets are NOT Christmas gifts. It is a life-long commitment to adopt an animal. People should think long and hard and plan on 10-15 years with the animal before they made rash decisions. These animals deserve someone who will truly look out for their best interest.

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