Pets must also be accounted for during calamities.
In Logan County, Arkansas, couple Bruce and Ona Dunlap were inside their home watching the news about the upcoming storm when the electricity went out. Bruce checked outside to observe. It was so quiet that they thought that the tornado skipped their town.
Julie Moore, a close friend of the couple, told them that they mustn’t relax and advised them to prepare for the upcoming storm.
Ona went to their handicapped neighbor’s home to help him to go to the storm shelter while Bruce gathered all their pets (four cats and two dogs). He knew that the animals felt the impending danger and were terrified of it. Unfortunately, Bruce was only able to secure four of them, leaving Dasha, a dog, and Lady Bug, a cat, hiding somewhere in the home.
Within seconds, the tornado tore off their home. It scattered their belongings all over their property. When they went out of the storm shelter, their house was beyond recognition.
After checking the damages the tornado had brought to their home, Ona and Bruce started to look for Dasha and Lady Bug. They looked for their missing pets until sunset. Unfortunately, they had to continue their search the following day.
The next day, the couple was joined by their friends in looking for their beloved pets. After a few minutes, Dasha emerged from the rubble. Ona immediately helped Dasha to get out from the rubble and gave her the warmest hug and kisses. She was very thankful that her dog was safe from the disaster.
After a few hours, Lady Bug resurfaced. She was wet and covered in sheetrock but unharmed.
Bruce and Ona are thankful that all of their pets are unharmed and safe from the storm.
Thankfully, the whole community extended their help to help Bruce and Ona to get back on their feet. The couple had also touched a lot of lives, and helping them recover from the disaster was their way of giving back.
You can get through this, Bruce and Ona!
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