rain caused flooding problems for the You Lucky Dog Shelter in Oregon, and repair
costs shattered their operating budget for the rest of the year.
sewage backed up, water backed up," said Jane Huth, of You Lucky Dog. "Everything
just came up out of the toilets, out of the drains, out of the sinks."
floors were ruined, along with walls and equipment. The repair bill was quickly
a year is what we kind of float our boat on," Huth said. "It's a narrow margin,
very narrow…and this event just ate up that margin."
shelter has been home to hundreds of dogs over the last 11 years. They run
solely on donations. Insurance covered water removal and clean-up, but not
repairs, so now the shelter is stuck with paying the $1,500 bill out of the
budget that is supposed to last them a year.
are getting done, but it's come at a cost to this rescue in general," Huth
said. "We won't have our operating fund. I mean, we will get by, we will stay
open. We will continue to pull dogs."
along with Ann Schumann, said as long as there is a need, they will find a way.
They are now looking to the community for help.