Families Torn Apart by the Arkansas Tornadoes 2014

This is a collage that I dreamt up based on the picture that I saw on the Arkansas pet rescue page on Facebook.

 families including pets torn apart by the Arkansas tornadoes April 2014
Two useful tags. Click either to see the articles: Toxic to cats | Dangers to cats

Families including pets torn apart by the Arkansas tornadoes April 2014

The area where this cat and dog lived was: Mayflower RV lot, which I believe is just north of Little Rock, Arkansas. This is the full detail provided by the owner for the dog, Lucille:

Area Lost: Mayflower RV lot
City Lost: Mayflower
County Lost:
Date Lost: April 27, 2014
Time Lost: 7:40
Gender: female
Approximate Age: 3 years old
Spayed or Neutered: spayed
Contact: Lauren Watts
Phone: 501-231-1966
Email: eb********@li*****.edu

Lucille, the dog has been found. Opel, the cat, is still missing.

The owner, Erin Brooke Boydston says:

Yes thank you everyone who prayed and searched for Lucille! She showed up today! Thanks again!!! Yes Opal the cat is still missing but maybe she will show up too.

I have one, perhaps, unimportant observation to make about the Facebook page setup to reunite people with their lost pets and is this: there are far more dogs on that web page then there are cats. This could be because dogs are the preferred companion animal in Arkansas or Oklahoma but I don’t think that is true. Perhaps, as usual, the independence of the domestic cat works against her while the needy nature of the domestic dog works in his favour. I don’t know. I’m speculating.

Useful tag. Click to see the articles: Cat behavior

Note: sources for news articles are carefully selected but the news is often not independently verified.
Useful links
Anxiety - reduce it
FULL Maine Coon guide - lots of pages
Children and cats - important

Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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5 Responses

  1. Ruth aka Kattaddorrra says:

    It seems some people think cats are better able to take care of themselves when lost than dogs, but that isn’t right because cats are so much more vulnerable.
    I hope Opel is home by now and was given as warm a welcome as the dog was.

  2. Elisa says:

    Maybe more cats went to safety with their owners so they weren’t displaced.

  3. Elisa says:

    People with lost/found pets should continue to post to the group pages set up. Most of the cats are still missing. I think I covered all the pets when I finally stopped writing at 2am. I did a total pf 44 articles. Several dogs I had to update as dead. We’re all working together to match pets back with owners. My articles are here http://www.examiner.com/dog-in-greenville/elisa-black-taylor

  4. Marc says:

    I agree – doesn’t sound like they were too fussed if the cat ‘showed up’ or not.

    Maybe I am wrong. Seems that way though.

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