Blind Cat Rescued From Rubble After Tornado Destroys Animal Shelter

A blind cat was rescued by volunteers in Texas after becoming stuck under the rubble of a local animal shelter destroyed by a tornado.

The Jacksboro Animal Shelter was destroyed on Monday by a tornado that hit the city in north Texas. It was one of a reported 10 tornadoes that ripped through the area in a line of storms.

With animals stuck inside, volunteers evacuated all the animals at the shelter following the tornado, which also ripped the roofs off two schools. Images show the shelter with the roof destroyed and fencing flung across the floor by the tornado.

A blind cat was one very notable animal finally rescued from the rubble, soaking wet and covered in filth. Rescue workers named the cat Nado, after the word tornado.

Eight dogs at the shelter were safely rescued, according to social media posts, and the woman who rescued Nado told FOX8 that they seemed scared but okay.

Nado was taken home by the woman to clean him and help him recover from the traumatic event. He will likely be put up for adoption but may need medical care.

The animals have reportedly been transported to Tall Tails Rescue and Transport, which has taken in all previously housed animals, and the Live Oak Vet, which will be taking in all animals found after the tornado, according to social media posts by Tall Tails Rescue and Transport.

As for the shelter, it will need to be rebuilt from the destruction caused by the tornado. The tornado received an EF-3 rating according to the National Weather Service Office out of Fort Worth, meaning winds reached between 136 and 165 miles per hour.

No fatalities have been reported from Jacksboro, as reported by The Dallas Morning News. Some residents were rescued from their homes and nine people were treated at hospitals for injuries.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a Tuesday news conference from a Jacksboro hospital that around 80 homes were marred or leveled by the severe weather.

Earlier this month, another cat miraculously survived an Iowa tornado after it was stuck inside a destroyed shed all alone.

Storms ripped through the whole state, including Patty Arnold's property in Humeston. The shed was completely destroyed, left as just rubble, but the cat was found unscathed by the whole thing.

Arnold's cat was swiftly renamed Dorothy by her owner after remaining completely uninjured with just matted fur, despite the shed being left as just the door and floor, and was found on the other side of the street.