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SCRAPS reunites dogs and owners after windstorm

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Don McKay and his dog Roy were reunited Sunday. Don McKay and his dog Roy were reunited Sunday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

By Tim Blodgett

On Sunday there were rows and rows of dogs and cats sitting at SCRAPS. But these aren't animals looking for forever homes, these are pets that their owners can't find.

"We're just overwhelmed with cats and dogs," said SCRAPS spokesperson Janet Dixon.

There were dozens of dogs and cats that escaped from their homes during Tuesday's windstorm, those animals were picked up and brought to SCRAPS. Savannah Ingwaldson was among the many who came to SCRAPS with a lost dog. 

"He was wandering around last night and it was super cold so we kept him overnight and brought him to SCRAPS this morning," she said "He is super sweet but you can really tell he just wants to be home."

SCRAPS says the reason for so many animals coming in was because of the amount of wreckage done to peoples' yards during the storm.

"A lot of the fences went down, so there's dozens of dogs that showed up in the last couple of days, with frantic owners right behind them" said Dixon.

Don McKay was one of those frantic owners, who was picking up his Shih Tzu, Roy, after the dog escaped the night of the storm.

"It was pretty cold and I couldn't see. It was hard to see with all the wind" Said McKay "I really thought we lost him"

Now Don and Roy are reunited. "I feel wonderful, I feel happy. He's my little buddy," he said.

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