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CT SPCA Rescues Animals from Tornado Devastation

Needs public's help to raise money for travel, fees



    The SPCA of Connecticut is hoping people don't forget about the animals affected by the devastating tornadoes in the south.

    An SPCA worker was in Alabama for a routine animal rescue when she realized hundreds of amimals are in danger of being euthanized or dying in the streets.

    "We had no idea!" said Susan Fernandez. "We were lucky to get these 40 puppies out alive."

    Now, the SPCA wants to go back for more, but they need the public's help to pay for travel, as well as spay and neuter fees. The organization is hoping to raise $10,000.

    Rescue Dogs That Survived Tornadoes

    [HAR] Rescue Dogs That Survived Tornadoes
    Forty dogs that made the long journey from Alabama to Connecticut are looking for a new home. The Connecticut SPCA rescued the animals from a storm damaged area and they?re hoping to help hundreds of more like them.
    (Published Thursday, May 5, 2011)

    "Our friends in Alabama are working feverishly to save them, so we need to do what we can right here in Connecticut. We can certainly find great homes for them all," says SPCA Director Frederick Acker.

    VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital has offered veterinary care and cage space.

    You can send a donation marked "Saving Tornado Dogs" to the SPCA of Connecticut, 359 Spring Hill Road, Monroe, CT 06468, or donate online .

    The animals will be available for adoptions once they have been examined and have been given a clean bill of health. You can view a slideshow of the dogs and tornado damage here.