Joplin, Mo — Rescuers in Joplin are trying to reunite hundreds of pets lost in the tornado with their owners. Agencies are using The Joplin Humane Society as a clinic for sick and injured pets. Three warehouses are being used as an emergency shelter. As of Friday afternoon, crews rescued 944 pets and reunited 292 with their owners.
Those in Joplin still searching for their pets, need to stop by the emergency shelter check-in area next to the humane society on east Emperor Lane. Agencies will ask owners to look through a book of pictures to identify their pet. If they see a picture of what they believe is their pet, they are walked back to see the pet in person to find out if it is indeed a match. "All the ones with kennels on top have been reunited,” ASPCA Southeast Director of Field Investigations & Response Anti-Cruelty Group Kathryn Destreza said pointing inside the warehouse holding cats, “There in the back you'll see our night trapping operations we are doing until Monday to try and get as many out before demolition."