|The sign outside the Joplin Humane Society|
|Two of the warehouses used for shelter. The third one (for cats) was just past these two.|
|One of the shelters...this one is for stray dogs.|
|The intake area of the shelter.|
A woman I worked with in the shelter, who has responded to many disasters and who has become a dear friend said it best: "I walk away in awe of the strength of the people of Joplin, the size of their hearts and their love for their animals. An amazing community. We are always touched by the animals, but to be brought to tears over and over again by the people of Joplin was a powerful lesson in humanity."
|A map of the actual area struck by the tornado.|