NORMAN, Okla. – Hundreds of cats and dogs now have a place to call home after an adopt-a-thon this weekend.
Residents from across the metro lined up at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds to help the animals that were displaced in the Moore tornado May 20.
Most of the pets were adopted; the remaining animals are now in foster homes.
By the end of the adoption event Sunday, only nine cats and two dogs did not find new permanent homes.
The American Humane Association‘s Justin Scally said finding a home for these pets is important for their well-being.
“These animals have lived through a tragedy, they’ve been affected by a disaster,” Scally said. “They get stressed out, live through trauma and, you know, frankly, they are companions to people, they want to be with people. They want to have closure brought to them as a result of this as well.”
Officials said none of the animals displaced in the tornadoes will be euthanized.