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Oklahoma tornadoes: OKC pet shelter still seeking owners for displaced storm animals

Tiffany Chancellor-Pacheco said she's hardly left the center since more than 300 dogs were brought there in the aftermath of the May 19 and 20 tornadoes.
by Adam Kemp Modified: June 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm •  Published: June 5, 2013

Once they were able to get back to the house after the storm, Danny began digging and found Summer underneath a fallen wall. The dog bounded up and ran straight for her mama.

“She shot out and ran straight for me and that was it for me,” she said. “Knowing that she is alive and survived is such a relief and we get to go home tomorrow because we finally found a place to live.”

In addition to housing pets that were displaced, the center also has stockpiled pet food, bowls, leashes, cages, toys and treats for anyone affected by recent storms to come and take if they need it.

The center is still in need of volunteers to help walk and feed dogs. They are also looking for a laundry service to help them with all of their dirty laundry.

Chancellor-Pacheco said she'll continue to work long hours to make sure all the animals have what they need until they are reunited with their family or adopted by a new one.

“Every morning I get here at 6 a.m. to make sure each dog is getting what they need,” she said. “I feel completely withdrawn from the world right now because all my time has been dedicated to making sure these animals are being taken care of but I don't feel like I'm giving up anything.”

7949 S I-35 Service Road Oklahoma City, OK, 73149.

by Adam Kemp
Enterprise Reporter
Adam Kemp is an enterprise reporter and videographer for the Oklahoman and Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State...
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