Volunteers needed to take care of lost pets during natural disaster
OKLAHOMA CITY – In the midst of disaster, it can be tough to find all of your missing pieces.
When a tornado strikes, many pets are lost in the panic.
Now, Oklahoma City’s Animal Welfare Division is looking for volunteers for the ‘Animal Disaster Brigade.’
“Oklahoma City’s pets are just as at risk as our most vulnerable residents when disaster strikes,” said Julie Bank, superintendent of the department. “In order to serve our pets well during the time of a disaster, we are looking to link up with animal lovers across the metro, who can help us and our animals when it is needed most.”
The city will use volunteers’ contact information to find temporary shelters and set up communication with animal rescue groups.