Cats turn on faucet, cause major flood at Florida animal shelter

POMPANO BEACH, FL (WCMH) – The cats at a Florida animal shelter may have caused the flood that caused thousands of dollars in damage.

The President of the Florida Humane Society says she got a call early one morning saying that water was running out the back of the shelter in Pompano Beach.

“The counter tops are ruined, the walls are ruined. We had lots of damage with food and storage we had in the hallway, cat litter,” Carol Ebert told WPLG-TV.

The problem was narrowed down to a faucet in the cat room of the facility. Ebert says that one of the cats apparently turned on the faucet, sending water everywhere.

Walls and cabinets inside the shelter all need to be torn down due to the mold that ensued. The water may have been running for 17 hours before anyone was able to come inside and shut it off.

Now, the shelter has to come up with at least $5,000 to pay for repairs.

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