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Helping Animals Affected By Tornadoes

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Last week's tornadoes caused death, damage and destruction.

They also displaced many pets and livestock.

Many animals have been taken to central locations in the tornado zone, mainly in Lafayette in Macon County.

During and after the storms, cattle, sheep dogs and cats ran loose. They were shocked and panicked after the tornadoes ripped across the state.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture said more than 60 farm animals ended up at a livestock market in Lafayette.

Owners claimed the animals or allowed them to be sold if they did not want to hold onto them.

A team of veterinarians took care of injured animals.

The Nashville Humane Association sent crews with cages to help with wandering pets. Representatives from the Humane Society of the United States are now on the scene taking care of the animals left homeless by the tornadoes.

Click here for the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund or call 321-4939/1-888-540-5200. If you wish to designate your gift for animal relief, please indicate that you're designating the gift to animals.

For in-kind donations such as pet food, hay, etc., please call the TEMA Donations Management desk at 741-3471.

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