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(Right) Tim Rickey, of the ASPCA, holds a blind cat for inspection at the Joplin site set up for displaced animals. (Left) A veterinarian volunteer checks the animal. Rickey said more than 100 medical volunteers have helped the ASPCA in Joplin since the tornado hit.

(Right) Tim Rickey, of the ASPCA, holds a blind cat for inspection at the Joplin site set up for displaced animals. (Left) A veterinarian volunteer checks the animal. Rickey said more than 100 medical volunteers have helped the ASPCA in Joplin since the tornado hit. (Photo contributed by the ASPCA)

A flood of volunteers poured into Joplin after a tornado ripped through the city on May 22, including many who came to help the displaced animals.

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Dr. Roy Davis

Dr. Roy Davis, of Fulton, returned from Joplin late Tuesday after spending three days caring for homeless dogs and cats. Davis calls himself a “semi-retired” veterinarian, because he doesn’t have his practice in Edina anymore but still works a couple days a week at Centralia Veterinary Clinic. The vet also teaches animal cruelty and neglect classes all over the country through the University of Missouri Extension’s Law Enforcement Training Institute.

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