The OK Humane Society’s “Hope After the Storm”

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When tornadoes tore through Oklahoma just over a year ago, the initial response for the community was dismay, followed immediately by an urge to help. For the Central Oklahoma Humane Society, that assistance took the form of sheltering pets recovered from the devastation and working to reunite them with their families. A handful of their most inspirational success stories power
“Hope After the Storm,” recently published on the one-year anniversary of May 20.

The experience of reading through it is genuinely affecting – I live in Moore, about 2 miles south of the tornado’s path, and when one of my cats (both of whom are adopted from the Humane Society) hopped up on the table to look at the book with me, I had to go find some tissues immediately. If you’re a pet person, or know someone who was affected by the tornado, or are susceptible to joy on behalf of others who have suddenly been given back hope they thought was lost, it’s a knockout.

All proceeds from “Hope After the Storm” benefit the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. The cost is $60, but don’t think of it as buying a coffee table book with a $60 price tag; it’s more like making a donation to PBS and getting a tote bag as a thank you, only in this case you’re contributing directly to a local agency that does its best to care for our furry neighbors and family members, and receiving a reminder of the tangible good they do. Don’t forget the tissues.

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