Pets displaced by Kentucky tornado find safe haven in local shelter – Reuters

A neighborhood reduced to rubble and debris is seen through a car window during a rainstorm, after a devastating outbreak of tornadoes ripped through several U.S. states, in Mayfield, Kentucky, U.S., December 16, 2021. REUTERS/Cheney Orr

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MAYFIELD, Ky., Dec 16 (Reuters) – As survivors of the tornado that tore through Mayfield, Kentucky, last week come to grips with their losses, the Humane Society is focused on other victims: cats and dogs still inside destroyed houses or hiding under porches and bushes.

Early on Thursday, several four-wheel-drive vehicles of the Humane Society of the United States left a budget motel in nearby Calvert City and headed off in three directions, looking for strays and hoping to reunite them with their owners.

“Sadly, a lot of people have died in their homes here, and what they’re going to end up doing is just bulldozing this place,” said Kitty Block, the Humane Society’s chief executive, who headed to Mayfield.

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“Cats are hiding in the eaves. They are under the porches. They are inside the houses. They are under the bush in the back, and we just want to get them before this happens.”

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