In addition to the people and pets lost in the Moore tornado, one of the challenges is finding shelter for those with pets. This is made worse when those pets aren't well-trained. My sister, who as you all probably know thankfully survived the tornado, has been trying to help her students and their families, and she says this better than I could. This is her FB post about it.
I tried to contact all of my students today ... One of the kids is sleeping in a truck with his dad because they have a big pit bull who is not trained at all. They lost everything in the tornado. They have no other family. I offered to give dad my crate to keep and he said she won't wear a collar or get in a crate. I told them the shelter at the First Baptist Church was huge and very organized. He said his shy son wouldn't be comfortable in a shelter and the hotel told them not to come back. I told him this is going to be a long process and there are places that will help with pets. I asked this 16 year old to stay here, but he wouldn't do that either. PLEASE if you have friends with pets, tell them to take the time to train their pets. Unexpected things happen no matter where you live and other people need to be able to help.