Aw that is so nice that you did all that to keep your pets with you. I'm very sorry about what you are going through. How is your area now? Are things OK? I've been praying for everyone in the way of that nasty thing all day. We had our first tornado in my area several months ago and we had more than 3 in that same day! It was so scary. We all thought we were going to die. Some did. It was awful and I didn't want to leave the house, but my paranoid dad wanted us to get out and go with him off the mountain. Right as we were off we saw the tornado ripping across the mountain and not long after it was right behind us at a red light! We parked and somehow made it just fine, but the building we were parked beside is still destroyed! When I saw it going across our mountain I cried for my babies. I was so angry and afraid they'd be hurt. Thankfully our home was not damaged. The pets were all OK. But if we ever had to evacuate theres no way my babies would stay behind. I'd fight if I had to. I have Hubert the Hamster and 3 cats and one dog and I would never forgive myself if I left them. I would totally be lost without them.
I sure hope everyone is OK around your area and all though.