Aug. 16, 2012
Children pet Toto the Tornado Kitten at the Rutland, Mass., public library during a book reading by author Jonathan Hall. Toto was a 6-ounce kitten when he was rescued after an tornado struck Brimfield, Mass. on June 1, 2011. The Animal Rescue League of Boston came to help and ended up taking the kitten, who had been rescued by a tree worker the day after the tornado hit. The kitten was called Toto, after the dog from “The Wizard of Oz.” The gray-and-white cat has become a local celebrity, the protagonist of Hall’s children's book, a Facebook personality and an avid fundraiser for the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
Worcester, Mass., Telegram & Gazette via AP