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Moving Stories Of Oklahoma Tornado Victims Finding Their Pets Amid The Destruction

The damage done to Moore is horrifying, but it takes its worst toll on those who can’t help themselves.

1. Abby Madi and Peterson Zatterlee comforting their dog Rippy standing in the wreckage of Moore.

Gene Blevins / Reuters

2. Maeghan Hadley, of the One Day Ranch pet rescue, takes a kitten from the wreckage of a mobile home, near Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Sue Ogrocki / AP
Sue Ogrocki / AP
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3. The amazing story of a woman who emerged from the rubble of her home and was reunited with her dog on live TV.

WATCH IT: Missing dog emerges from Oklahoma tornado rubble to reunite with owner - on live TV http://t.co/V1MKHXEPHl

— PIX11 (@WPIX)

PIX11

@WPIX

WATCH IT: Missing dog emerges from Oklahoma tornado rubble to reunite with owner - on live TV http://t.co/V1MKHXEPHl

4. Lonnie Langston and his dog survey the wreckage of his garage near Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Brett Deering / Getty Images

5. Kay James comforts her cat in the wreckage of what used to be her home.

Kay James holds her cat as she sits in her driveway in front of what was her home near Oklahoma City. ♥♡♥

— Crash MacDuff【ツ】 (@RxMacDuff)

Crash MacDuff【ツ】

@RxMacDuff

Kay James holds her cat as she sits in her driveway in front of what was her home near Oklahoma City. ♥♡♥

6. A dog, hurting, but alive, who made it through the tornado in the family’s storm shelter.

PHOTO: @MikeJenkinsTV says this dog survived the Moore, Oklahoma tornado with family in storm shelter:

— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes)

Micah Grimes

@MicahGrimes

PHOTO: @MikeJenkinsTV says this dog survived the Moore, Oklahoma tornado with family in storm shelter:

7. Elizabeth, who didn’t think twice about riding out the storm in a bathtub with her dog Ginger.

8. Rescue crews in Moore move quickly to save an injured dog they pull from the rubble.

@OkCountySheriff working to save severely injured #dog in #Moore via @MikeKonopasek

— Gigi Graciette (@GigiGraciette)

Gigi Graciette

@GigiGraciette

@OkCountySheriff working to save severely injured #dog in #Moore via @MikeKonopasek

9. Rachel Hilton rescues stray kittens from the debris of her parents’ home in Moore.

The Oklahoman, Nate Billings / AP

10. A man saves a horse from the rubble of a destroyed daycare in Moore.

The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney / AP

11. But there are also animals who have yet to be reunited with their owners, including this scared little guy.

"@OkCountySheriff: Scared, but this little pup survived." Live #Moore tornado updates: http://t.co/9qPEIDLw2z

— ABC News (@ABC)

ABC News

@ABC

“@OkCountySheriff: Scared, but this little pup survived.” Live #Moore tornado updates: http://t.co/9qPEIDLw2z

12. And this smiling pooch.

Help this dog find his owners in Moore, Oklahoma! He is with the McClain County First Response Team! @YourAnonNews

— Georgia Storm Chaser (@StormCoker)

Georgia Storm Chaser

@StormCoker

Help this dog find his owners in Moore, Oklahoma! He is with the McClain County First Response Team! @YourAnonNews

If you know anything about the whereabouts of any missing animals, there are two pretty active lost & found Facebook groups that need all the help they can get.

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com.
 
 
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