Thousands Adopt Abandoned Joplin Pets
Joplin, MO — The Joplin tornado left nearly one third of people living in the city homeless. Federal and state funds have helped families rebuild, but there is a silent victim of the storm. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, nearly 1300 animals needed shelter. "We're able to reunite almost 500 pets with their families, but unfortunately we've had a lot of animals that were not able to be reunited," said Tim Rickey with the ASPCA. The organization made a promise to the Joplin community, no animal rescued will be euthanized.