SPCA Suncoast badly damaged by flooding - FOX 13 News

SPCA Suncoast badly damaged by flooding

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NEW PORT RICHEY (FOX 13) -

Employees at the SPCA Suncoast in New Port Richey are trying to recover from a big problem. On Thursday, their main water line broke, and water gushed out all over the place. When employees came in that morning, they were shocked.

"I am, what could have spilled water that it is spilling out the front door?" said John Spec.

Soon the issue became how to fix it. They turned off the main valve and brought in a company to dry the place out, but the worst damage had already been done. They lost 6,000 pounds of kitty litter, and half a ton of dog and cat food.

Much of the food was used for Animals, a program that provides free pet food for low income seniors.

"Unfortunately. we can't give them any," said Devlynn Saunders.

The SPCA is in an especially bad position because of a gap in insurance coverage.

It's old insurance company stopped insuring shelters. It has a new insurance company, but the new policy hasn't kicked in yet.

So it is relying on the community for cash donations and elbow grease to get the operation back in full swing.

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