The Longmont Humane Society has been giving shelter to stray animals and those brought in by residents displaced by the floods. More than 200 animals separated from their families are being cared for, which is 100 animals over their capacity, according to CBS4 on Sunday.
People worried about their dogs and cats continue to visit the shelter to check on their animals. Some locals with water-damaged homes are temporarily living elsewhere, while their animals stay at the Humane Society. Liz Smokowski, Executive Director of the Humane Society, is also worried, but for another reason. The flood brought demands on the shelter which could not have come at a worse time. The shelter is already financially strapped for cash. “We are facing a possible foreclosure,” Smokowski said.
The Longmont Humane Society has to come up with $800,000 by November. And a total of $3.1 million just to keep their doors open.
Yet still they are not turning away animals in need.
The shelter also has an added expense: paying veterinary bills for dogs or cats that are sick or injured due to the flood. Animals can become ill from the bacteria left behind after all the water recedes. They need to be kept away from flood water, which is why their owners know their companion animals are safe at the shelter.
Longmont Humane Society is asking for monetary donations to help the animals during the flood crisis and also to help keep their doors open.
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