A Burst Pipe Forced This Quakertown Shelter to Relocate Dozens of Animals

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The shelter flooded over the holiday season, temporarily displacing dozens of animals.

Over the holiday season, a Bucks County animal shelter found itself finding new dwellings for animals after an issue with their building. Annie McCormick wrote about the incident for 6abc.

A burst pipe caused dozens of animals to be evacuated from the Quakertown facility of the Bucks County SPCA after water flooded the premises.

“It started with a dripping pipe, and it grew to where there was water pouring through the ceiling,” said Cindy Kelly, the director of communications with the Bucks County SPCA. “By Monday morning we knew we had to evacuate the building. There was no heat and no running water, and there was water coming in.”

A total of 81 animals were relocated to the Bucks County SPCA location in Lahaska. Luckily, around a dozen animals have already been adopted, but that still leaves 61 animals waiting for their forever homes. In addition to dogs and cats, the animals available for adoption include rats and guinea pigs.

The shelter estimates that all the repairs will take weeks to finish. In the meantime, Bucks County SPCA is asking for donations of kitty litter, towels, and cash to be able to successfully weather this crisis.

Read more about Bucks County SPCA at 6abc.

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