By: Betty Chu
We are all deeply saddened here at Animal Planet HQ over the devastation in the Oklahoma City area. Our hearts go out to all the victims -- including family, friends and pets.
Watch this touching video where survivor Barbara Garcia is reunited with her dog. They took shelter together in the bathroom of her home when the monstrous twister hit. Ms. Garcia never lost consciousness but she was separated from her precious companion in the aftermath and rubble. Watch the reunion:
Our friends at the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States have provided us with top pet preparation tips to ensure pet safety in disaster situations. Get more tips on pet emergency preparedness from our Daily Treat blog >>
For more information on how you can help, visit:
Central Oklahoma City Humane Society - find our how to help displaced or injured pets.
Red Cross of Oklahoma City - You can donate online directly to help Oklahoma City. Or, find information on locating loved ones, finding hot meals, shelters and more.