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MAYFIELD, Ky. (FOX 56 News) – The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has been deployed to help animals in the wake of the deadly tornadoes that tore through western Kentucky.

The humane society received the request for the search and rescue from the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter.

President and CEO of HSUS said their responders are hoping to reunite missing pets with their families in the wake of possibly losing everything.

The humane society offers these tips to those who lost a pet in the storm:

  • Follow any specific guidance from your municipal shelter. If possible, check in-person at your municipal animal shelter, in addition to filing a missing pet report. Do this in surrounding communities as well. 
  • Search your neighborhood, handing out a recent photograph of your pet and information on how you can be reached if your pet is found. 
  • Post notices at grocery stores, community centers, veterinary offices, traffic intersections and other locations. Include your pet’s sex, age, weight, breed, color and any specific markings. 
  • Try the internet. There may be a “Lost and Found” page for your community on social media platforms.
  • Don’t give up. Animals who have been lost for months have been reunited with their owners. If you haven’t already, be sure to always microchip your pet and register their microchip, in addition to having your pet wear a collar with ID tags. 

To help support their efforts, donations are being accepted through their Emergency Animal Relief Fund.