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Incredible: The Moment a Woman’s Dog Emerges from Rubble During TV Interview Right After She Describes Losing Him

Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Barbara Garcia Finds Dog in Rubble During CBS News Interview

(Photo: CBS News)

Amid the tragedy in Oklahoma, one woman who lost everything says God answered both of her prayers.

CBS News spoke with Barbara Garcia in the wake of the devastating tornado Monday, the woman’s suburban neighborhood now nothing more than flattened homes and rubble.  Badly shaken but resilient, explains how she is okay but that her dog was torn from her.

“I was sitting on the stool holding by dog — this was the game plan all through the years, [to] go in that little bathroom,” Garcia began.  “The electric went off in the bathroom about the same time I felt the stool come up out of the floor.  And I rolled around a little bit, and when it stopped…that fresh stove cooker is what I saw.”

Garcia’s arms appear to be badly cut in multiple places, but she spoke first of her dog.

“I hollered for my little dog and he didn’t answer, didn’t come, so I know he’s in here somewhere,” she said, scanning the apocalyptic landscape.

Garcia then addressed the tornado itself, saying it came and was gone in a flash.

“I thought, ‘well, I’m okay!’  And I had some stuff on top of me and I started wiggling…” she said.

Interviewer Anna Werner interrupted: “Are you able to comprehend what happened here?”

“I know exactly what happened here!” Garcia responded.  After a beat she added, “This is life in the big city.”

But that’s when the most incredible thing happened.  One of the CBS crew says in astonishment, “the dog!”

Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Barbara Garcia Finds Dog in Rubble During CBS News Interview

(Photo: CBS News)

The camera then pans to an enormous pile of a rubble, the little dog whimpering and trying to burrow his way out.

Garcia immediately rushes to the area, trying to move bricks and what appears to be mangled electronic wiring off of her pet.

“Help me!” she pleads, and one of the crew rushes to do just that.

Beginning to cry as she pulls her dog to safety, Garcia says “thank God” with inexplicable relief at seeing her dog relatively unscathed.

“Well I thought God just answered one prayer, to let me be okay, but he answered both of them,” she remarks with a smile, petting her dog.  “Because this was my second prayer.”

Watch the remarkable video from CBS News.

To check for lost or found animals from the Moore Oklahoma tornado, go to Facebook.com/OKAnimals

May 22, 2013 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Rescues, Dogs, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pets, Success Stories | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

PAWsome… President’s Day Pet Adoption Specials–Check in Your Area~~

There are more pets and animals being given or returned to shelters all over the country… dogs, cats, horses, pocket pets, birds, reptiles, fish amphibians, zoo animals, domesticated cross-over animals and the list goes on.  If each have love in your heart and room in your home please adopt just one (or two) more pets.

If you can’t adopt another pet consider fostering or donating money and supplies… or to someone with pets who is having a hard time keeping them.

If you missed the main event or are gone for the holiday… some will honor the special for an extra day.

Below are a few shelters and rescues sponsoring specials over President’s Weekend, but check in your area as well

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Austin Animal Center offers ‘PAWSidents’ Day special Feb. 17-20

The Austin Animal Center will observe Presidents Day with a $5 “PAWSidents” Day adoption special Feb. 17-20 on all ready-to-go pets.

Visitors to the Center can meet Pawsidents such as George Waggington, Abraham Linkitten and James A. Garfield, unless someone has elected to take them home.

Also, potential adopters have a chance to participate in Mutt Match from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Animal Center’s front entrance grounds. This will be an opportunity to take home an adult dog that is in foster care and talk to those who have taken care of it. Those fostering will be available to discuss a dog’s personality and training. The reduced fee of $5 applies to Mutt Match adoptions.

All pets will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and will go home with a collar, tag and microchip. These services are valued at more than $200 and will help these pets stay healthy and safe.

Visit the Austin Animal Center’s website to view pets available for adoption or on Facebook to meet these notable pets.

The Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information about Animal Services and the Austin Animal Center, visit the Austin Animal Center website.

About Austin Animal Services

Austin Animal services runs the largest animal shelter in Central Texas, providing shelter to more than 23,000 animals each year and animal control services to all of Austin and Travis County. The Animal Center is an open-intake facility where stray and owned animals from Travis County in need of shelter are accepted regardless of age, health or species.

Additionally, to help save animal lives the City of Austin entered into a temporary license agreement with Austin’s Pets Alive!, a non-profit animal rescue group, to operate the former shelter, Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St., as an adoption site for City shelter animals that are at risk of euthanasia. The TLAC facility is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Are you looking to add a new furry member to your family? Check out these area adoption events in the Seattle area this weekend.

Kitty Harbor will be hosting one more special adoption event this weekend on February 18 and 19, from 12pm-6pm both days. They will have over 70 cats and kittens available for adoption. Some of these wonderful kitties include the Siamese that were rescued from a camper in Auburn last month. Kitty Harbor’s adoption event will be located at 3422 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126. You can find out more at www.kittyharborseattle.org. This will be your last chance to adopt until Kitty Harbor reopens in June.

Purrfect Pals has a kitten and cat adoption event every Saturday at the Everett PetSmart store. Once the kitties (babies and mammas) have been spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated, foster families bring them to this event to find loving forever homes. Some weeks there are 20-30 kittens available! In addition to all the medical care these cats have already received, they also come with a free vet check certificate and carrier for the ride to their new home. The Everett PetSmart is located at 1130 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA.

Pet Adventure will be hosting a cat adoption event this Saturday February 18th from 11am-4pm. This will mark their first adoption event with Purrfect Pals. For more information you can call Pet Adventure at 425-771-0676. They are located at 22803 44th Ave West E-5, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. You can find out more on their website or their Facebook page. Pet Adventure provides the best in dog and cat nutrition with premium holistic pet foods and treats. They also have a large selection of supplements, toys, grooming supplies, as well as a growing selection of foods for small animals, birds and fish.

PETCO “Think Adoption First” National Adoption Weekend, starting at 12pm on Saturday February 18th. Visit the Purrfect Pals Adoption Centers at the PETCO stores in Kirkland (on 85th, near Costco), Northgate (on Northgate Way in the Target shopping complex) and Issaquah (on Gillman, next to ROSS). These events are sponsored by Purina Pro Plan, and will have plenty of wonderful cats and kittens ready to meet you and to be adopted into their forever homes.

Dooley’s Dog House, February 19th. What better way to celebrate your 21st birthday than with an adoption event? This will be no ordinary adoption event…Phoebe the cat is turning 21 on February 19th and her family Chuck and Marti are throwing her a birthday party/adoption event. Purrfect Pals volunteers will be there to help celebrate, and to help with the adoption event from 10am-3pm. There will be a party from 3pm-5pm. Dooley’s Dog House is located at 1421 Market St in Kirkland, WA 98033. You can visit their website at http://www.dooleysdoghouse.com/. They are a store that strives to offer products and information that will improve the nutrition, limit the susceptibility to disease, and improve the quality of life of cats and dogs.

Great Adoption Specials (Humane Society of North Texas)

Are you looking for the purr-fect new addition to your home??
HSNT is running a massive adoption event, lowering ALL adoption fees— now thru Presidents day (2-20)!!
Located at: 1840 East Lancaster Ave in Fort Worth
We have tons of adoptable pets available in all shapes, sizes, and ages.
If you visit; we are sure that you will be able to find the pet you have been searching for!
Every animal adopted will go home spayed/neutered, microchiped, current on vaccinations, and will get health insurance for 30 days plus a free vets office visit!

ALSO, every animal adopted will go home with a FREE GOODIE BAG filled with great treats, toys, coupons to local pet places and more!
>>>> All adoption fees are greatly discounted!<<<<
**As always item and monetary donations are always greatly needed!**
Thank you for choosing adoption!!!!!! 🙂

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ASPCA ASSISTS IN LARGEST DOG FIGHTING CRACKDOWN IN U.S. HISTORY

Help Us End the Cruelty

On Wednesday, July 8, the ASPCA began assisting federal and state agencies in what is believed to be the largest crackdown on dog fighting in U.S. history. The raid spans eight states so far—Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska and Mississippi. Arrests have been made in all eight states.

Nearly 400 rescued dogs were safely transported to a secure facility under the direction of the Humane Society of Missouri’s (HSMO) Animal Cruelty Task Force, where they will be cared for until final disposition is determined by the U.S. District Court.

Help End Cruelty

“The ASPCA is determined to protect the nation’s pets from dog fighting and other forms of brutality,” says ASPCA President & CEO Ed Sayres. “Animal cruelty cannot be tolerated, and we are proud to lend our support to federal and local agencies to ensure that these abusers are brought to justice.”

At the request of HSMO, the ASPCA is lending the services of its special forensic cruelty investigation team—including disaster animal rescuers, field service investigators and Dr. Melinda Merck, the nation’s premier forensic veterinarian—to collect evidence for the prosecution of the criminal case. The ASPCA’s Mobile Animal Crime Scene Investigation Unit, outfitted with medical equipment tailored specifically for animal patients, is also on hand.

The ASPCA will also eventually assist in behavior evaluations of the dogs.

Dog fighting is banned throughout the United States and is a felony in all 50 states.  If convicted of animal fighting charges, those arrested each face up to five years in prison.

Your support makes it possible for the ASPCA to rescue animals from this horrendous life. Your generosity allows our experts to collect the evidence needed to build cases against and prosecute animal cruelty offenders.

Source:  ASPCA.org

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