“I treated a lot of lacerations, broken legs, eye injuries from debris,” Scroggins said. “These animals have been through a lot, and they deserve a good home.”
Most of the people who came to the event were searching for a new pet, but others are still hoping to find old ones.
Haleigh Wilkes and her husband, Bryan, scoured the shelters' websites looking for their dog Tux. He wasn't there. Undaunted, they came to the adoption event to hand out fliers, hoping fellow dog lovers will reach out to help find him.
The Wilkes' duplex was hit in the May 20 tornado. Both of their dogs were sheltering in the garage at the time. One came into the house, but Tux bolted. Since then, the Wilkeses have continued to look for him, even creating a Facebook page where people can post sightings of Tux.
“It's been rough,” Haleigh Wilkes said. “It's sad for us, but it's nice to see all these people out here, helping other dogs find a loving home.”
By 6 p.m., all but a dozen of the pets had been adopted.
Some still looking
The state Agriculture, Food and Forestry Department continues to post pictures of any newfound or unclaimed animals. Anyone searching for a pet should go to www.facebook.com/OklahomaAg.
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