‘Tornado’ cats ready for adoption at local pet store


NORMAN, Okla. — Last week we told you about a young Oklahoma girl who devotes her time to animals who were displaced after May’s tornados. She has nursed them back to health and has given them loving care, and now those animals are ready for the next step in their recovery – a new home.

“I’m here seven days a week for a couple of hours playing and socializing with the guys,” Macy Schneeberger said.

The “guys” are dozens of cats, but just not any cats – survivors.

“Whenever the tornado happened we knew we just had to do something,” she said.

NewsChannel 4 first told you about Macy in a “Pay It Forward” segment. Her peers nominated her because of her devotion to these animals. She loves them like they’re her own.

Nobody knows what their names were in their lives before coming to this temporary shelter. Instead of calling them by the number on their cages, they were given new names.

“We’ve seen them all everyday and know their personalities and name them according to that,” Schneeberger said. “This is techno. He is one of our sweetest babies.”

Schneeberger and fellow volunteers with Safe Haven Animal Rescue have looked for the owners of the cats, but with no luck.

“I want them to go to a loving family,” she said. “It would just mean the world to us.”

The adoption is Saturday and Sunday, August 3rd and August 4th from noon to 5:00 pm at Petco in Norman. Costs are $35 for adult cats and $50 for kittens. The animals have been vaccinated, spayed, neutered and microchipped.

Petco is located at 1670 24th Avenue NW, which is just north of the intersection of NW 24th & Robinson in University Town Plaza.