Breaking News: ASPCA Expands Tornado Relief Efforts to Kentucky

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 1:00pm
ASPCA responder holding cute puppy

Photo: ASPCA responders, including one pictured here in Joplin in 2011, provide relief to animals across the country.

The ASPCA is on the ground in Morgan County, Kentucky, expanding our response to the string of deadly tornadoes that ravaged parts of the Midwest and South last week.

Morgan County was battered by an EF-3 tornado on Friday, March 2, leaving in its wake at least six deaths, numerous injuries and massive damage to property. In the following days, Morgan County reached out to the ASPCA for help caring for animals affected by the tornado.

Bringing along a generator, cages, crates, food and more, the ASPCA arrived Sunday to meet with local veterinarians who had formed a response team, helping them establish a plan of action.

The ASPCA is also deployed to Branson, Missouri, to assist in the aftermath of the tornado that devastated that state on February 29.

Stay tuned to for more on our disaster response efforts. Or check out video of our fearless field team rescuing 700 cats from an overwhelmed sanctuary in Florida.