MOORE, OK -- On our latest segment of "Pay it 4Ward" a young OSU student, who is spending her summer rescuing animals, is still trying to live in the debris of the Moore tornado devastation. She is saving animal’s lives and reuniting them with their owners, or finding new homes for them and in the process is changing her own life as well.
The 4-legged refugees from May's fury are finding new life with a young Oklahoma State student. 20-year-old Macy Schneeberger has been going to the tornado ravaged areas of Moore and finding cats left homeless by the storm.
She is working with Safe Haven Animal Rescue to get the felines back with their owners or to find them new homes. Her dedication to the project moved her fellow rescue volunteer, Lynn Yadon, to nominate Macy For NewsChannel 4's "Pay It Forward" award sponsored by Spirit Bank.
“She is our rock,” says Yadon. “Giving up her summer to take care of these animals, and to get them back to their families.”
In fact, Macy has been so involved and so moved by her experience that she has changed her major at OSU and now wants to become a veterinarian so she can spend her life caring for animals.
When Lynn surprised her with the $400 reward Macy was stunned but knew what she was going to do with the money.
“It’s going right back into caring for these guys,” she said as she looked at the room full cages housing the “tornado cats. "I still go out to the damaged areas at night and shine a flashlight into the abandoned piles of rubble… looking for eyes shining back at me,” Macy says.
She gets the cats, that are often starving and in need of other health care, and feeds them, treats them and gives them a safe place to live until she can get them back with their owners or in a new home.
If you were separated from your cat during the tornado season go to the Safe Haven Animal Rescue Facebook page. Scroll down to the Moore Cats icon and see if your feline friend is waiting for you to come take them back home. Thanks to a group and a young woman dedicated to paying it forward.
For more information on her animal rescue you can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/safehavenanimalrescue