Monday, March 5, 2012

Branson Tornado: Humane Society of Missouri Responds

Within hours of tornadoes that struck the Branson, Missouri area this past week, the Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team was on site.  The video below shows the horrible conditions they found and tells a bit about their animal rescue efforts.

Given the high anxiety levels of our pets when we took cover from the same storm, I find it hard to imagine what these newly homeless pets and their owners are going through.

The Humane Society of Missouri has been named by the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency as the lead animal welfare agency in response to disasters and other emergencies in Missouri.  HSMO's Disaster Response Team is traned and experienced in all kinds of animal rescue situations including tornado rescue.


  1. I am so grateful for those - everywhere - who step forward and help at times like these. It is too easy to feel overwhelmed if we don't remember that what makes things work is each of us doing our own part where we can. Thanks Sue for holding up those who are helping when and where they're needed!

  2. Hi Y'all,

    It is always so sad when pets are left homeless during a natural disaster. Everything is so frightening and disorienting. Can only hope that they have a microchip or tatoo. Those IDs cannot be lost. I think most rescues, the Humane Society or animal shelter now routinely scan strays for microchips.

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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