Local group rescues more dogs from tornado-ravished Oklahoma

Published On: Jun 18 2013 11:37:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 19 2013 02:20:57 PM CDT
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

Oklahoma residents were not the only victims left homeless after tornadoes swept through the town of Moore last month. Many dogs were also left without homes.  

Ruff Life, an animal rescue organization in La Crosse, is helping these four legged survivors find new homes in the La Crosse area.

Last month, volunteers picked up the animals from Oklahoma's already-packed shelters to help relocate them.

And thanks to FMB Trailer Sales, the group was able to take an RV down this past weekend to save more pups. "We brought 24, which also included a pregnant dog, one was thrown on the side of the road with 4 day old babies, and that was seven puppies," said Janelle Parcher from Ruff Life.

Parcher said the dogs have foster homes right now. They will all get check ups from the vet soon and will be available for adoption by next week at the earliest.

"It feels good to know they're all safe now," Parcher said.

Ruff Life plans to put pictures of the dogs that will be available for adoption on its Facebook page as early as next week. If you're interested in adopting a dog that was rescued, Parchers said you should send a Facebook message to them or email ruffliferescue@yahoo.com. You can also download an adoption application on Ruff Life's website and submit it by email.

There will be a meet-and-greet with the dogs that are up for adoption on Saturday, July 13 from 12-4 p.m. at Petco, 1231 Crossing Meadows Dr. in Onalaska.

Ruff Life Rescue plans on going back to Oklahoma to pick up more dogs in the future.