November 28, 2021

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Cat shelter in want after flooding

The shelter in Jim Thorpe, which properties all-around 200 cats and kittens, flooded Sunday through this weekend’s storms.

JIM THORPE, Pa. — About a dozen waterlogged cat climbing trees and beds now sit driving the Carbon County Close friends of the Animals shelter waiting around to be thrown out.

The shelter in Jim Thorpe, which homes all-around 200 cats and kittens, flooded Sunday all through this weekend’s storms.

“We have experienced rain ahead of, but this is the to start with time we have seasoned this. It was just speeding down the mountain, and it is really as just an serious, ridiculous issue,” claimed Dana Dunbar, the shelter manager.

Dunbar came in to check on the cats on Sunday and walked in to uncover almost the full creating was flooded.

“I was just like, ‘Oh, my God, the cats,'” Dunbar claimed. “The to start with place I ran down to was the kitten home due to the fact I’m contemplating, Okay, the grown ups, they’re more substantial, they know. A whole lot of them had been outside the house strays introduced in. I was like the toddler kittens, some of them had been born here, so they don’t know what water is.”

All cats and kittens are Okay, and their foodstuff and litter were not ruined from the h2o. The shelter reopened Tuesday after currently being shut on Monday as team and volunteers cleaned up the mess.

The supervisor tells Newswatch 16 the cat rooms have been crammed with about four inches of water. That usually means if the cats and kittens had been on the flooring, they’d be sitting down it. The supervisor suggests this is a thing neither the shelter nor the cats have ever experienced to offer with.

“They have been in this article all night extensive, mopping and store-vacuuming and stopping the worse of it and receiving rid of it. It was a humongous position that they did. Thank goodness it would have been a large amount worse if they were not listed here and failed to occur till the future working day,” claimed Mary Morton, a volunteer.

The shelter now desires new cat beds, toys, towels, and cleaning provides like bleach and laundry detergent.

You can assistance by dropping off donations or a test at the shelter at:
Carbon County Close friends of the Animals,

77 West 13th Street,
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229