Injured in Tornado Receive First Aid; Other Necessities Needed
Missouri, May 9, 2003 In the wake of Sundays tornado
that destroyed homes, buildings and lives in the Marionville, Missouri
area, many horses have been left wounded and without the necessities
for survival. Several horses were killed or had to be euthanized
from injuries sustained when one of the worst tornadoes in Missouri
history ripped through the state. The horses that survived faced
injuries and loss of shelter, food and water.
the hardest hit was Stokely Stables, outside of Battlefield, Missouri.
More than 30 horses were injured when the barns were destroyed.
This is the worst thing Ive ever seen, said JoAnn
Hood, owner of Home and Livestock One Stop in Marionville. There
is such a widespread area of destruction. Fences are gone; feed
is gone and people need help. At the suggestion of a friend,
Ms. Hood began to contact manufacturers of horse supply products
to send first aid supplies, halters, lead ropes, water troughs,
Advantage was the first company to donate supplies for the victims.
Cases of their first aid products, the 3 Step Wound Care System,
were shipped to Marionville to be used to treat the numerous cuts,
scrapes and gashes caused by flying debris. As horse owners
ourselves we can only imagine what it must be like to lose everything
and have your treasured horses injured, said Kerry Glakeler,
President of Aloe Advantage. We are not that far from the
devastation, so we wanted to do whatever we could to help the horses
and give a little comfort to the owners.
supplies are still needed, including hay, feed and water. Aloe Advantage
has set up an email hotline for those interested in donating supplies
to the horses. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit their web site at www.aloeadvantage.com
in the week Ms. Hood donated the use of her water truck to help
get water to the horses and cattle whose water supply was gone.
Ms. Hood has generously volunteered to help coordinate relief efforts
for horses and other animals in Marionville. Her phone number at
the Home and Livestock One Stop is 417-463-7555. This is such
a small area that everyone knows someone who was directly impacted
by the tornado, she explained.
Lipsmeyer of K and K Veterinary Supply, who also helped coordinate
donations, said, In times like these you find the generosity
of people helping people.