The Animal Shelter of Texas County is accepting donations to assist displaced pets in Joplin from Sunday’s tornado, the organization announced this morning.

A truck will pick up items Tuesday, shelter manager Marsha Martin said. Officials need puppy chow, pet crates, blankets, towels and bottled water. Martin said crates may not be returned.
Those able to help can drop off items at the shelter or call 417-967-0700.