Humane Society officials point fingers at cats after flooding causes $5,000 worth of damage

MIAMI -- A Miami-area humane society was flooded -- and the humans are pointing fingers at the cats.

On Thursday, June 23rd, the Florida Humane Society in Pompano Beach flooded -- causing $5,000 worth of damage to the facility.

At first, Humane Society officials thought it was a burst pipe -- but now, they're blaming the cats. As it turns out, the water came from a faucet in the "cat room," and Humane Society officials think the kitties turned it on.

The water damaged cabinets, walls and cat food and kitty litter being stored in a hallway. It also caused mold in the facility.

Flooding at Florida Humane Society

Carol Ebert, Florida Humane Society president said the cats were safely up in their beds for about 17 hours -- avoiding the water running below them before someone came in and discovered the flooding.

Flooding at Florida Humane Society

Flooding at Florida Humane Society

The cats were moved so the mess could be cleaned up.

"We figure sometime in the early afternoon it must have come on, and it flooded every room here on the cat side -- all eight rooms that we have -- the cat rooms, the exam rooms and the quarantine rooms," Ebert said.

There's no surveillance cameras, so it's impossible to know which cat is the culprit.

Flooding at Florida Humane Society

Humane Society officials are now asking the community for help. They need $5,000 for renovations after the flooding, and they have to replace the food and litter that was damaged.

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