Service scheduled for Okla. tornado animal victims
OKLAHOMA CITY - A memorial service is planned for animals that died in the wave of tornadoes that tore through central Oklahoma.
The service is set for June 15 at the Orr Family Farm, where dozens of horses were killed in the May 20 tornado that devastated city of Moore. The EF5 tornado left 24 people dead, injured hundreds and caused damage or destruction to thousands of homes and businesses.
Friday's tornadoes - the largest also rated an EF5 - and subsequent flooding has claimed at least 20 lives, according to Oklahoma's medical examiner.
The service will allow pet owners to plant a flower bulb in the animal's memory.
The Rev. Susan Joplin will lead the service and says planting the bulbs is beneficial in the healing process.