While I was in New York, my sister's family decided to adopt a rescued dog. We all went over to the North Shore Animal League on Saturday and took a look at the new crop of animals which had recently arrived from Alabama.
I asked one of the men working there if the dogs had been picked up off the street and was told that some were. But most of the dogs (and cats) came from shelters which had been flooded following the tornadic activity. From their website:
Animal League Rescue Teams Respond to Recent Natural Disasters
178 tornadoes recently devastated areas in the Midwest and the South, with Alabama being one of the hardest hit states. Our rescue teams are being dispatched to help save animals from areas devastated by tornadoes.
She wasn't right for my sister's family but we decided that some kind soul would eventually take her home. She was irresistible in her way- that sweet, sad face. Indeed, we did see people with her in the 'play area' later.