(Stillwater, Okla., May 31, 2013) – The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has been caring for animals injured during Oklahoma’s recent tornados at no charge to the owners. Several animals were separated from their families during the storms and OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital is looking for their owners.
Some animals were treated and returned to triage centers near the storm sites while others were reunited with their owners. These are the animals currently being treated and cared for at OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital:
Male donkey found at 149th and Western in Moore; treated for a severe leg and tendon wound and is healing nicely
Female canine Husky found at 149th and Walker; appears to be healthy
Male miniature poodle found at I-35 and 12th Street in Moore; healing from pelvic and tibia injuries
Female pit bull with four white paws found at SW 89th and County Line; healing from an amputated leg
Male shepherd/heeler, corgi mix found in Carney; recovering from head trauma and multiple fractures
Two to three week old healthy chicken
Red eared slider turtle found in Moore
Female Yorkie, middle aged, healing from partial tail amputation
Female chocolate lab puppy (6 months to 1 year old) with white spot on her chest;
found in the Moore area at SE 25th and I-35, ARC # 132
If you recognize these animals, please contact the owners and ask them to call the OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital at (405) 744-7000 to claim their animal. There is no charge for the veterinary medical care these animals have received at OSU.
If you wish to help support these animal tornado victims, please visit http://www.cvhs.okstate.edu/oarf to make a donation.
Contact: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences | 405-744-6740 |
Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university. OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is the only veterinary college in Oklahoma. One of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States, it is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center’s Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24-hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. OSU is preparing students for a brighter future and building a brighter world for all. OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high quality teaching, research and outreach. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.