Moore residents searching for pets after tornado; Home Depot a central location for rescued animals

MOORE, Okla. - As the recovery continues from a deadly tornado that tore through Moore, Okla. Monday, residents are searching for missing pets.

Home Depot is serving as a location where animals found in the wreckage are being taken. Some are being taken to the Moore Animal Shelter while others are headed to Oklahoma City.

Rescue workers are keeping an organized list to ensure pets are reunited with their families. Moore resident Scott Burkhart knew his home was demolished.

"I saw it on the news, they showed it," he said.

Burkhart and his family were safe at a relative's house, but his two dogs were not. Burkhart found Nemo dead and continues looking for Romy.

For others showing up at Home Depot, there is some good news.

"I am just so excited to have him and he's safe," said Katt Tasetano of her cat Max. "We thought they were all lost."

Tasetano wasn't home during the storm. One of her dogs didn't survive and she continues searching for other pets, as finding Max gave her encouragement.

"It gives me a sense of hope that we can find the rest of them and bring them back together," she said.

Volunteers with the Humane Society of Tulsa are providing community outreach and pet supplies at First Baptist Church.

A Facebook page -- the McClain County Animal Response Team -- is also set up to reunite people with reuniting owners and their pets http://on.fb.me/14NqVjO.

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