PAWS Chicago Rescues More Oklahoma Pets: No-Kill Shelter Returns With 79 More Animals (PHOTOS)

PHOTOS: PAWS Rescues More Pets Abandoned In Oklahoma Tornado

For a second time this year, no-kill shelter PAWS Chicago has returned to the Windy City with rescue pets from tornado-torn Oklahoma.

As of Monday, the first group of 14 dogs and 4 cats were available for adoption while more severely-injured animals will be put up for adoption after they receive medical treatment and recover in the shelter or foster homes.

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PAWS Chicago's Oklahoma Rescue Pets

PAWS Chicago Makes Round Two Rescue Of Okla. Pets

The lastest group of pets come from the Moore Animal Shelter in Oklahoma City, one of the areas hardest-hit by massive tornadoes in May.

According to PAWS, most shelters in Oklahoma have a 30-day holding period for owners to claim missing pets before the animals are put down. Oklahoma City Animal Care & Control was holding 900 pets in a shelter that typically accommodates 400.

"The shelter people were so happy we took it because they were going to have to put him down," PAWS founder Paula Fasseas said of a dog that had been tied behind a car and then tied to a tree.

A little more than a month ago, PAWS sent its first team down to tornado-torn Oklahoma and returned with 76 cats and dogs from a rapidly-overcrowding shelter.

All pets rescued from Oklahoma will be available for adoption at PAWS' 1997 N. Clybourn Ave. shelter in River North.

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