Oklahoma Tornado

We will update this page with info and resources as they come in. No word on Pauls Valley BLM facility yet.

In need:

Word is that there are no horses to rescue… the fatalities are mounting. Prayers for all the lives lost at the Orr farm. 

Orr Family Farms hit. 75-100 Horses killed and many injured. Cant get internet up at house.
14400 S. Western, Oklahoma City OK 73170 405-799-3276.
THEY NEED ANY HELP IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA OR KNOW SOMEONE THERE PLEASE SEE IF THEY CAN ASSIST!!
 

Resources:

OKLAHOMA HELP FOR ANIMALS ….Benchmark Animal Hospital: Any animals that have been affected by the tornado and need shelter or medical attention, please call our hospital or drop off the animal for our staff to evaluate and treat them. We have a huge facility and can accommodate a significant amount of animals. Please spread the word and keep safe. We can be reached at 405-547-8381

For those in Oklahoma who need Vet Care and an Animal Hospital: Bench March Animal Hospital–24 hr. Emergency Care–405-547-9705; 1701 W. 116th St., Perkins OK 94059 and they are on FB and can be emailed: staff@benchmarchanimalhospital.com.

We received word that the fairgrounds are opening up to take horses for up to a week. Contact fairgrounds or just show up.

Facebook event page set up for people to post needs and resources (not affiliated with WHE) https://www.facebook.com/events/594499843907888/

Oklahoma City ASPCA will most likely need volunteers/fosters http://www.OKHumane.org

~~~ Word of caution… emergencies bring out the best and worst in people. PLEASE be on guard. Do not be offended if people ask for ID and references AND please ask for ID and references from those that offer transport! OK has a very active horse slaughter trade.

ScreebStory of survival!

Adrianna Iwasinski, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY — Tuesday’s tornados killed a lot of pets and other animals. Many people lost their cattle and horses when the tornadoes tore through their pastures and farms.

But there are also some miraculous stories of survival and a horse named Fiona is one of them.

She has several stitches on her side and underneath and is truly lucky to be alive. She was out in a field in Calumet when a tornado tore a path right through there.

She somehow managed to get inside a barn that was closed off, but then that barn collapsed on top of her.

The mare was trapped inside all of this mangled mess of metal and debris.

“Basically it just formed a nice little cocoon for her to survive under. She was trapped in there for probably 16 to 18 hours. No food or water and when we did find her we had to get a dozer,” said Natalee Cross ofBlaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue. “She never overreacted about the situation or anything.”

What’s more amazing is how Fiona even found shelter. You see Fiona can’t see.

“She can’t see, she’s totally blind, so how she know what to do or where she was going I don’t know. She definitely had an angel watching over her that day too,” Cross said.

And Fiona is not the only horse that miraculously survived. There is Moonstruck and Catori.

Catori has actually escaped death twice before. She was being sent to slaughter when the trailer she was in crashed on the highway last May.

Several horses died in the crash. Catori survived and was pregnant at the time.

Moonstruck was born two months ago, and both mother and colt were also out in a field in Calumet when that tornado blew through.

“She found the best possible place to lay low and keep her baby as protected as possible,” Cross said…..

 Adrianna Iwasinski, News 9
OKLAHOMA CITY — Tuesday’s tornados killed a lot of pets and other animals. Many people lost their cattle and horses when the tornadoes tore through their pastures and farms.

But there are also some miraculous stories of survival and a horse named Fiona is one of them.

She has several stitches on her side and underneath and is truly lucky to be alive. She was out in a field in Calumet when a tornado tore a path right through there.

She somehow managed to get inside a barn that was closed off, but then that barn collapsed on top of her.

The mare was trapped inside all of this mangled mess of metal and debris.

“Basically it just formed a nice little cocoon for her to survive under. She was trapped in there for probably 16 to 18 hours. No food or water and when we did find her we had to get a dozer,” said Natalee Cross of Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue. “She never overreacted about the situation or anything.”

What’s more amazing is how Fiona even found shelter. You see Fiona can’t see.

“She can’t see, she’s totally blind, so how she know what to do or where she was going I don’t know. She definitely had an angel watching over her that day too,” Cross said.

And Fiona is not the only horse that miraculously survived. There is Moonstruck and Catori.

Catori has actually escaped death twice before. She was being sent to slaughter when the trailer she was in crashed on the highway last May.

Several horses died in the crash. Catori survived and was pregnant at the time.

Moonstruck was born two months ago, and both mother and colt were also out in a field in Calumet when that tornado blew through.

“She found the best possible place to lay low and keep her baby as protected as possible,” Cross said.

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5 thoughts on “Oklahoma Tornado

  1. Better not have any kill buyers lurking trying to get people’s injured horses in times of crisis like this! 😦 Praying that the animals there are safe and that the humane society and animal shelters are able to help

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