Saved, injured, lost… What happened to the pets of the victims of Bihucourt?

For some, the concern will be trivial. For the affected residents, some of whom lost everything in the disaster, the concern was still significant on Tuesday.




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The tornado’s devastation reduced countless property damage Sunday evening but, thankfully, no fatalities. At least in humans. Although the village does not list any breeding, pets and barnyard animals share the life of the inhabitants. ” I was just wondering what it was “, abounds, in the rue Marcel-Lejosne, a resident whose cat Garfield narrowly escaped the onslaught of the tornado. ” He is blind, he came home five minutes before the storm. A little further in Aurélien’s garden, the kennel held firm and his dog sealed himself inside during the bad weather. Hens, rue Dorier, would have had less luck.

Monday after the tornado, animals in the town were evacuated.  PHOTO MATTHEW BOTTE
Monday after the tornado, animals in the town were evacuated. PHOTO MATTHEW BOTTE – VDNPQR

“He was injured in the leg”

The gendarmerie, questioned, reports having received no report of disappearance. Many villagers, however, had Michèle Pascual’s cats in mind on Tuesday: two out of three were found, including one with the help of Jean-François and his son. ” He was in his living room, behind the sofa, but as he was frightened, he fled into the cellar. We had trouble getting him, he had a leg injury, someone took him to the vet. The third, on the other hand, is still missing.

The inhabitants having had to desert their house, made habitable, took their animals with them.  PHOTO MATTHEW BOTTE
The inhabitants having had to desert their house, made habitable, took their animals with them. PHOTO MATTHEW BOTTE – VDNPQR

His house, rue de la Cité, was moderately spared because ” on the edge of the eye of the tornado. It was nonetheless deprived of electricity, thus losing some of its cichlids, African and American fish, deprived of clean water, oxygen and heat. ” That’s nothing “, however, relativizes the one who has lived in the town since he was 16, his eyes misty while he participates in the clearing of all that his neighbors have lost. ” I’m not a sissy but that does something. »





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