In 2013 a powerful EF5 tornado devastated the town of Moore, Oklahoma, threatening a new litter of kittens. “Animal Storm Squad” host Karissa Hadden was notified of the situation by a friend and immediately began making calls from Canada to rescue these kittens and get them the emergency care they needed. In the end, three of the five kittens died, inspiring Hadden to found an animal rescue organization called Never Stop Saving, which provides pets with emergency services in the wake of natural disasters. Working with storm chasers, meteorologists, and veterinarians, Hadden’s team ventures into disaster areas to find and retrieve threatened animals. Hear her share stories from the field and talk about her passion for saving animals.
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