The staff at the Shawnee Animal Shelter is appreciative to all of the citizens who have assisted with the issues relating to pets and the tornado.
Chris Thomas, administrator of support services, said numerous resources and groups in the area have called offering assistance and have performed assistance.
“We ask that any organization that has a lost, or found pet, or pets, believed to be from the tornado to communicate with the Shawnee Animal Shelter since we have had many citizens impacted by the storm call us looking for their lost pet,” Thomas said.
Thomas said the shelter had a Boxer from the tornado area that was micro chipped with owner information so officials were able to narrow down the owner with that information.
One of the pets brought in recently, possibly from the tornado, is a little gray/black Lhasa Apso with an external fixater on its leg where it was broken recently and medically cared. Veterinarians and are calling local vets to see if anyone recognizes who this dog is and who its owners may be.
Thomas said any citizen can walk through the shelter during business hours to see if we have their animal.
“The animal control officers have been totally touched by the phone calls and donations of food and time,” he said.
While the shelter doesn’t need pet food at this time, Thomas said any they receive would get sent to any rescue that needs it.