Montgomery woman fosters pets displaced in storms

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Since the tornado two weeks ago, the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter has taken in 334 animals. They still have close to 250 unclaimed dogs.

Bosco and Lady are two of the lucky ones. Like so many other pets, their owners' homes were significantly damaged in the Tuscaloosa tornado. A tree actually fell on Bosco's dog house. Both dogs rode out the storm outside. "They didn't have time to bring them in," said Tania Baldwin.

Baldwin volunteers with the Humane Society of West Alabama. She's amazed they survived. Bosco and Lady's owners are unable to house them right now. Jessica Butler of Montgomery stepped up to help. She's fostering Bosco and Lady. She tells us, "You can just see the relief on their faces."

While Bosco and Lady's story has a happy ending, Baldwin says there are other dogs and cats that still need a temporary home. She's hoping others will do what Jessica did - open their homes and hearts to animals in need.

If you are interested in fostering a pet, send an email to Sally will forward your information on the humane society.