National Disaster Animal Response & Recovery Team

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Cindy McKeon, executive director of the National Disaster Animal Response & Recovery Team (NDARRT,) talks to the Morning Crew about their efforts in Washington, Peoria, and surrounding areas. Although there are over 200 animals that have been reunited with their owners after the tornado, there are hundreds more still out there.

The Peoria/Washington NDARRT page can be found here.


Karen Oljace, 55, cuddles her dog Payton, 14, outside the home of Oljace’s sister, where Oljace is living after being displaced from her home, destroyed by a tornado Sunday in Washington, Ill. Oljace thought the dog was lost in the tornado but she was found later. (Chris Walker / Chicago Tribune)