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June 23, 2013

Norman hospital workers help patient with broken wing

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Unfortunately, less than 15 percent of the approximately 200 animals brought to the fairgrounds had been tagged with identifying microchips, Berry said. So many are still without owners.

“We really push for disaster preparedness for pets, just like you’d have for your family,” said Justin Scally, national director of emergency services for the American Humane Association. “That way, if there is a tragedy that strikes your community, your pet’s prepared as well. … People should make sure that their pets are microchipped and tagged.”

An adoption event will be hosted from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Scally said. All of the animals up for adoption have been spayed or neutered and microchipped, he said.

For now, Berry and Shepherdson continue with their duties at Norman Regional Healthplex and await news of their favorite patient.

“Ultimately, I would like to see her come back to the Healthplex and be reunited with her family,” Berry said. “I feel like she’s going to have a happy ending.”

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