Blind cat pulled from rubble after animal shelter destroyed by tornado

An animal shelter struck by a devastating tornado has found a silver lining, after a blind cat was pulled from the rubble.

The Jacksboro Animal Shelter, in Jacksboro, Texas, was one of the buildings struck by destructive tornado on Tuesday. According to FOX 4, the tornado ripped the roof off a school and damaged dozens of homes.

The animal shelter got the worst of it: the building was destroyed and will have to be rebuilt. “The shelter is gone,” a Facebook post showing the destruction reads.

The shelter is gone.

Posted by Tall Tails Rescue and Transport on Monday, March 21, 2022

But if there’s a silver lining, it’s that the animals survived the destruction โ€” including one cat who was miraculously pulled from the rubble.

According to a post from the Denton Animal Support Foundation, all animals were accounted for after rescuers recovered the cat, who is reportedly blind.

Rescuers named the cat “Nado,” as in tornado. Photos show the kitten scared and dirty, but otherwise unharmed.

***Update***The Jacksboro shelter pets are *not* being routed to Springtown, but all dogs have been placed. Please…

Posted by Denton Animal Support Foundation on Tuesday, March 22, 2022

According to FOX 4, Nado’s rescuer took him home to recover. He will possibly need veterinary care, but they hope he will be put up for adoption in the future.

The other animals in the shelter, including eight dogs, all made it out alive with only minor injuries: a rescuer says they were “scared but okay.” They have all been placed in temporary living situations until the shelter can be rebuilt.

Our hearts go out to this shelter who lost their building in the tornado, but we’re glad all the animals are accounted for and this precious cat is now safe!

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