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Joplin survivor to help Moore, Oklahoma tornado victims

Barbara Garcia, a survivor of the massive tornado that struck an Oklahoma City suburb, was being interviewed by a television news crew when her pet Schnauzer was seen peeking out of the rubble. She was telling the story how her dog was missing when some one noticed the dog. As time passes more and more pets will be rescued or found stray.

Poster used to help search for Hanah who went missing after Joplin storm
Bring Hanah Home
Hanah was lost in the Joplin in May 2011
Kari Wilkes

Kari Wilkes, who lost her own dog in the Joplin tornado co-founded Bring Hanah Home. The charitable organization that has helped human and pet victims of Joplin as well as Hurricane Sandy and other disasters.

Kari knows all too well how a disaster affects pets and their owners. She and her husband Carl lived in Dusquesne, Missouri when an F-5 storm hit on May 22, 2011.

She was sheltering in her home when that massive tornado tore through the Joplin area. The Missouri woman was in a closet holding on to her pets when the tornado hit and her American Bulldog Hanah, was ripped from her arms

Though Hanah was seen and even photographed in the days following the disaster the storm, she vanished and has not been found. It is thought that perhaps a well meaning rescuer removed her from the area.

Bring Hanah Home started as a Facebook page to help find Hanah but has blossomed into so much more. Bring Hanah Home wants to do all they can to aid those in the Moore/Oklahoma City community.

To donate to help please Click Here. You may also mail checks or Shell, Walmart, Petco or Petsmart gift cards. Please address mailed items to Kari Wilkes, Bring Hanah Home, PO Box 72, Seneca, MO 64865

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