Wisconsin Humane Society preparing to receive animals from Oklahoma

CREATED May 21, 2013 - UPDATED: May 21, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Humane Society received dogs from Oklahoma just before the tornado struck. Now, they’re preparing for the possibility of receiving more.

“Two days ago we received a transport of animals from that shelter, which now, as it turns out, would have likely been impacted by the disaster,” said Matt Witte with the Wisconsin Humane Society.

This shelter in Milwaukee may get called again. Shelters in disaster areas often ask others to take animals in their care. Those centers need to make room for a spike in strays and pets owners just can’t care for when they’ve lost everything.

On short notice, the Wisconsin Humane Society could send a van to Oklahoma City to transport overflow animals back to Milwaukee.

“We just started our conversation today, but we are very interested in being able to go down to that region to pick up dogs that need help, which is the plea they have put out,” Witte said.

The Humane Society said, if needed, they can accommodate 35-40 dogs from Oklahoma.

Tom Murray contributed to this report.