Animals affected by KY tornados

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

People affected by Friday's tornados need help with both their homes and their pets.

The Humane Society of the United States set up shop in Laurel County today.

When the tornado hit Friday night, people were worried about their family members, friends, and homes but also about their helpless pets.

Animals that many people consider a part of their family who also need help either finding their home or being fed.

"If we lost them, it would probably be a little different. A little worse than it is right now," said 9-year-old Blake Allen.

Blake along with several others consider their pets to be more than just animals.

"They're like part of our family. And like my horse, I got it for my birthday, and it's very hard if I lose her," said 7-year-old Kandence Allen.

Folks in East Bernstadt not only want to help people but pets as well. Some have even given lost animals a home.

"Where he came in from the tornado, I thought Toto suited him where he survived the tornado," said Jamie McKeenhan, who is collecting donations for animals at Angel Hair Salon on North Laurel Road.

Tom Johnson's eight begals amazingly escaped the storm unharmed.

"It blew that dog house about 10 feet and then blew that one dog down by that stump where the tree is uprooted," said Tom Johnson, who survived the tornado.

The unlucky ones with pets still missing have hope and say their pets might not be able to recognize their homes.

The Humane Society of the U.S. have an emergency shelter and food available for lost, hurt, or distressed animals in Laurel County.

You can donate money and items for animals at the Angel Hair Salon on North Laurel Road in London. They are in need of dog and cat food, dog bedding, and kitty litter.

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