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West Suburban Humane Society takes in pups from tornado-stricken Oklahoma

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:12 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 8:32 p.m. CDT
Sarah Minor — West Suburban Human Society adoption desk manager Kristy Moran plays with puppies Auntie Em and Uncle Henry at the shelter on Wednesday, June 12.

DOWNERS GROVE – The West Suburban Humane Society in Downers Grove has some new residents.

Dogs from an overcrowded shelter in Moore, Okla., where a deadly tornado destroyed stretches of the town on May 20, were taken in by the local shelter this week.

Carolyn Mossberger, executive director of the West Suburban Humane Society, said the shelter reached out to Save Our Strays, based in Moore, to see if it could provide any help in the days after the EF-5 tornado hit the town.

Twelve dogs were sent to the Downers Grove shelter. Three are in foster homes, while the nine remaining are available for adoption.

Mossberger said most of the dogs are puppies and are either Labrador, terrier or blue heeler mixes. 

"If there's an area that needs help we try to help out," Mossberger said. 

West Suburban Humane Society is requesting donations to care for the Moore dogs as well as their other dogs and cats. The shelter also is requesting for more foster home volunteers.

For more information, contact the shelter's Animal Care Manager at 630-960-9600, ext. 23 or at

The West Suburban Humane Society is located at 1901 W. Ogden Ave. in Downers Grove.

For a photo gallery of the pups, click here:

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