Right before kitten season, when the Cat Adoption Team anticipates a flood of felines, the Sherwood shelter found itself overflowing with something much less warm and fuzzy – water.
Sometime late last night, a pipe burst, drenching the shelter with a half-inch of water throughout the main adoption area upstairs, as well as offices and the kitten headquarters.
The deluge forced poor Kizmin, who found herself stranded in the shelter’s spacious “get-acquainted” room, to seek higher ground overnight on a chair.
None of the cats, including Kizmin, were injured during the flood.
But the shelter staff workers anticipate many of its feline residents will need to be removed during the repairs. That’s why they hope to find some good-hearted “Noah’s Arks” – people who can adopt one or two adult cats, rather than have to move them to a cage elsewhere in the shelter.
Shelter workers aren’t sure of the full extent of the damage and how long it will take to clean up. The effort likely will require removal and repair of carpet, flooring, pipes and walls. Servpro of Tigard/Tualatin is assessing the damage. Adoption Team Kizmin sought shelter on higher ground after a pipe burst early Monday morning. Shelter workers found her atop a chair, meowing in protest but otherwise unhurt.
The cost of repairs is estimated to be several thousand dollars. The shelter has established a flood repair fund so that money for repairs won’t be diverted away from the cats.
If you want to donate, you can make an online donation here or mail it to CAT’s Flood Repair Fund, 14175 S.W. Galbreath Drive, Sherwood, OR 97140.
Originally posted here: Burst pipe at Cat Adoption Team causes flooding throughout the Sherwood shelter | OregonLive.com.