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Joy Amid Tragedy: Lost Dogs Are Reunited With Owners After Texas Fertilizer Explosion

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets )

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More than 60 pets have been found and brought to shelters, but there are more out there.

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Kit B (276)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 7:06 am

This has been talked about on the local news. Some of the animals were brought up here for safe shelter until the owners can get them. I just don't understand why people do not plan to grab their pets, when the unexpected happens.

Judith Hand (55)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 10:22 am
Noted. Good, good news! What's fun is hearing the good stories that come out of the tragedies.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 10:57 am
noted, thank you

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 10:57 am
Thank You to all the rescuers and the shelters for helping these poor shell shocked animals, myself, I would grab my dog first! Thank You for posting some good news Cher.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 12:22 pm
Thank you. I hope that all the animals are reunited with their families in the future.

Barbara Goheen (0)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 12:34 pm
Thank You to all the rescuers and the shelters for helping these poor shell shocked animals.

Christeen A (370)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 1:33 pm
I hope they are all reunited with their owners. Thank you.

Claudia O (73)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 1:36 pm
Kit, I understand your concerns and we have made plans to do what we can for our pets should the unthinkable happen. Still, how can we know that we will be able to help our animals under all circumstances. Thank goodness for the rescue people who jump in when they are so badly needed. I worry about our animals a lot because we live in the woods and it gets pretty hot and dry in the summer. How do we grab 4 pigs, 4 goats, several hens, 3 dogs and 2 cats if a fire is racing our way?

Dianne D (490)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 1:46 pm
what about the cats?

. (0)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 2:43 pm
As with Sandy, these stories are just so hard to read -of course the pictures don't help.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 3:08 pm

Kathleen G (118)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 3:15 pm
Many thanks to the rescue teams that are helping the animals. I was very worried about a horse farm near the explosion.I am glad there are caring people that are doing their best to help the animals traumatized by this tragedy.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 6:14 pm
Thank you to everyone who are helping these animals.

Mary T (358)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 9:31 pm
so happy that some of the pets were reunited with their families!!!

pam w (139)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 10:12 pm
Until you've actually DONE animal rescue, you can't imagine the problems involved!

I'm glad these animals are safe and hope for the best for the rest!

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 11:25 pm
Keepup the good work. Hope owners and animals are happy.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Friday April 26, 2013, 12:01 am
Hugs to the rescuers of these animals. Poor animals - hope they are all reunited with their owners. My own opinion - no matter what the tragedy, I would never ever leave without my animals.

Past Member (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 3:09 am
Very true that the dogs and pets are shellshocked, its a big event for all concerned, human or other animal.

Arwen Woods (207)
Friday April 26, 2013, 3:27 am
Noted and shared. Thanks Cher.x

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday April 26, 2013, 6:41 am
It's very good news.

Past Member (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 7:20 am
That's the happiest moment

. (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 7:28 am
Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing.

Bianca D (87)
Friday April 26, 2013, 8:29 am
So glad people are taking care of these pets until their humans find them!
Thanks Cher.

Patricia H. (440)
Friday April 26, 2013, 8:43 am
thanks for sharing

Sandi C (99)
Friday April 26, 2013, 8:50 am
great to hear something good.

Lynn D (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 12:21 pm
This is wonderful news, sorry the owners and pets got separated! Thanks for info!

janet f (29)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 9:12 am
It is because of animal rights activists that rescuing pets after a tragedy is even on the radar. If not for the outrage of animal lovers after Katrina, reuniting displaced animals would never be considered a priority.

Carol H (229)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:31 pm
very good news, thanks Cher!
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