Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is pitching in to help animal victims of the massive tornado that roared through Moore, Okla., on May 20.

The hospital had already helped five horses as of May 21 and is taking in animals from owners or referring veterinarians and treating the animals at no cost to owners, said Derinda Blakeney, coordinator of public relations and marketing for the hospital.

OSU is asking for donations to assist the hospital in caring for pets that were injured in the tornado. The donations will greatly help animal owners who are still reeling from their losses in the tornado, Blakeney said.

"We are providing veterinary care to animals injured during the recent tornados at no charge to the owner. In most cases, the owners will have lost everything or suffered severe property damage and we want to do everything to spare their pets and livestock from being a part of that devastating loss. The donations we receive from the general public will be used to cover the costs of providing the best possible veterinary care for these animals in need," Blakeney said.

How to refer patients or donate funds

Referring veterinarians or animal owners can contact OSU's Veterinary Medical Hospital in Stillwater at 405-744-7000 to arrange treatment for animals.

People who are interested in donating to support the hospital's relief effort can make donations online at or by phone at 405-385-5607.

Comments (6) -

Lisa Perry
Lisa PerryUnited States
5/24/2013 6:25:38 AM #

I truly just want to say thank you for opening your doors and hearts to the animals!!! It truly is amazing and from one animal lover, I want you to know how grateful we all are for what you are doing.

Wanda Sanders
Wanda SandersUnited States
5/24/2013 6:38:56 AM #

Thank you for helping these animals.   No other words are necessary.  This is priceless....thank you.

Bobbie Klimkowski
Bobbie KlimkowskiUnited States
5/24/2013 6:41:04 AM #

Thank you for helping the helpless animals.  What you are doing is wonderful!

Lorene United States
5/24/2013 8:48:42 AM #

Thank you for being able to help in this horrific emergency. The contribution of your time and skill will mean the world to the families and animals involved.

CCUnited States
5/24/2013 11:39:32 AM #

Thank you!

MikeUnited States
5/24/2013 2:19:09 PM #

You guys Rock!

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