Stories of loss and sadness and devastation mix with stories of happiness and relief as loved ones are reunited in the aftermath of the tornado. That includes reunions between humans and their animal companions, many thanks to online postings by organizations and individuals helping to make happy endings possible.
Have you ever hugged your pet, buried your face in its fur, and found comfort and acceptance there? If so, then you can appreciate the mission of these special dogs - trained to be hugged and petted, to comfort and console humans who are struggling to cope with their emotional reactions in the aftermath of a disaster.
In many disasters, there are both human and animal victims. After the fertilizer plant exploded in the town of West, Texas, people and organizations came from near and far to help those who were affected, whether they walked on two legs or four.