Somewhat lost in the shuffle are family pets who turned up missing after the tornado.
The Southern Pines Animal Shelter and several area veterinarians are taking in pets brought to them until they can be reunited with their owners.
The shelter is also responding to calls where pets are at homes that were hit hard by the tornado. Tuesday they responded to a home at the corner of New Orleans Street and East 6th Street to rescue seven dogs that were trapped in the back yard.
"In this rescue we had a lady and gentleman whose home was almost completely destroyed by trees. One of the trees fell into the back yard where the dogs were penned," said Katherine Sammons, SPAS Assistant Manager. "We came out Monday night and we were able to get two, but we were losing daylight and had to come back. This morning we were able to get the rest of them."
The dogs were taken back to the shelter where they were examined. Because they are feral animals shelter staff will have to see how they adjust to people before adoption will be considered.
If anyone has lost a pet because of the tornado, they should go to shelter to see if it is there. If not they will give the locations of the veterinarians who are also taking them in.
Friday, August 29 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:05:03 GMT
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia.More >>
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia. During Friday's hearing, prosecutors revealed that DNA evidence found on Janaya's body has come back from the crime lab with a positive match for Garcia's DNA.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:25 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Friday, August 29 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:45:32 GMT
It was a short and simple ceremony on the Biloxi Town Green Friday morning to mark the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. High school students solemnly read the names of those killed by the storm.More >>
A small crowd gathered on the town green in Biloxi on Friday morning for the annual Hurricane Katrina observance. Nine years after the storm, Mayor A.J. Holloway acknowledged the tremendous losses, but also talked about the significant progress that's been made in the years since.More >>