Tornadoes in Kentucky have displaced pets. In a local shelter, look for a safe haven.
(Reuters) - MAYFIELD, Ky. (Reuters) - As survivors of last week's tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky, come to terms with their losses, the Humane Society is focusing on additional victims: cats and dogs trapped inside demolished homes or hiding under porches and shrubs.
Several Humane Society of the United States four-wheel-drive cars left a cheap motel in neighboring Calvert City early Thursday and drove off in three directions, seeking for stray animals and trying to reconnect them with their owners.
"Unfortunately, a lot of people have perished in their houses here, and all they're going to do now is bulldoze this place," said Kitty Block, the Humane Society's chief executive, who traveled to Mayfield.
"Cats have taken up residence in the eaves. They're hiding beneath the porches. They've entered the residences. They're hiding in the rear beneath a bush, and we simply want to grab them before something bad occurs."
The Mayfield Graves County Animal Shelter presently houses approximately 70 animals and has room for more, according to David Spalding, the shelter's president.