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5th Anniversary Series: Mother’s Day tornado hits local rescue

By on September 29, 2018

In celebration of our 5th birthday, we’re highlighting five stories this month that speak to who we are as a resource for pet lovers and opportunity for advertisers. Please enjoy this and upcoming posts in our Fifth Anniversary Series, brought to you by one of our wonderful community partners- ComeSitStay.

The final article in our 5th Anniversary Series sponsored by ComeSitStay includes the story of a Mother’s Day tornado that hit Beaver Crossing’s Huskers Hope Dachshund Rescue. It’s the first and most visited example of our breaking news coverage of the pet community.

Earlier this year, when a Tulsa, Oklahoma shelter’s staff couldn’t bear the idea that over 50 of its animals would be euthanized because no space was available, it reached out to regional rescues, including a handful from in and around Omaha, for help. And when Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue, Little White Dog Rescue, and others agreed these deaths should be avoided, a plan was put in place and executed. Thanks to those groups, the Tulsa dogs were transported here and scooped up by life-saving humane organizations.

Click here to read the original story and admire the volunteers who made the decision to help, even though it wasn’t a simple task.

And to catch up on our other Anniversary Series posts, sponsored by ComeSitStay, check out the links below.

In our third of five posts, you can read about one of our most popular stories featuring a cat being hurled out of a speeding car on Dodge Street, and his rescue. Check out the kitty (who became Benny) and his tumultuous road to his current loving home in this post from December of 2013.

For the first story in our series, which highlights Pet People like legendary Husker radio voice Kent Pavelka, click here.

And for the second in the series, an example of how we can activate the community to benefit humane organizations like Clinton, IA’s Humane Society, click here.

About Eric Forrest

Eric is a pet lover, bookworm and dad. He's had 5 family dogs, 4 cats, a cottontail rabbit he nursed back to health, and two ducks. Cats are his preference, but Eric loves all little critters.

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