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The Orr Family Farm lost 75 of their 150 horses. Photo Credit: globalgrind.com

In the wake of one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history, Oklahoma residents are desperately trying to reach loved ones and find missing pets, livestock, and other animals.

Although the storm missed areas with larger ranches, several smaller ranches were devastated. And while one woman’s happy reunion with her dog has touched hearts nationwide, many animals remain stranded.

The number of people and animals missing is still somewhat unknown, and rescuers and organizations are committed to transporting animals to safe zones and reuniting families and pets.

Many agencies are lending their services and stepping up to help out however they can—whether by bringing in search dogs, collecting food for animals, or reuniting families with their four-legged loved ones.

Kay Taylor stands with her dog Bailey in front of her house that was destroyed after the tornado that hit the area near 149th and Drexel on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo Credit: AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Chris Landsberger
Kay Taylor stands with her dog Bailey in front of her house that was destroyed after the tornado that hit the suburbs of Oklahoma City. Photo Credit: AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Chris Landsberger

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society is currently housing 125 animals thus far and anticipate many more to come. The non-profit organization is also working tirelessly to help with displaced pets and treat injured animals.

Horse Feathers Equine Rescue is also assisting with feed and medical supplies for displaced animals through their Hay For The Hungry Program. Located in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the non-profit horse rescue focuses on the rescue and rehabilitation of equines, as well as education and equine-assisted therapy.

DONATE: Global Animal is collecting donations for these vetted animal rescue organizations working on the ground to help with medical costs for injured animals, boarding and food, as well as helping reunite pets with their guardians in Oklahoma.

Your compassion in action and support of Global Animal Foundation can help save the lives of animals in crisis.

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Watch the touching reunion between Barbara Garcia and her dog in the video below.

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