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Sink-Loving Kitten Suspected of Flooding Animal Shelter

Florida Humane Society sustains at least $5,000 in damage
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2016 6:00 PM CDT
Sink-Loving Kitten Suspected of Flooding Animal Shelter

A 6-month-old kitten is suspected of causing at least $5,000 in damage at a Florida animal shelter, the Miami Herald reports. According to WPLG, staff at the Florida Humane Society in Pompano Beach discovered their facility was seriously flooded last Thursday morning. They initially thought a pipe had burst until they realized that one of their adorable residents had actually managed to turn on a sink faucet, ABC News reports. The shelter is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and staff believe the sink was running for 17 hours or so. There was at least 3 inches of standing water, affecting eight rooms in total. Meanwhile, the cats were high and dry in their beds and perches.

The Humane Society is looking for donations to replace walls, cabinets, food, litter, and more ruined by the flooding and subsequent mold. “We can’t imagine what our next water bill is going to look like," volunteer Terry Arbour tells the Herald. Staff isn't naming the suspected kitty culprit. “We can’t be sure which cat did it, because we don’t have cameras in there, but we have a good idea because there was one younger female cat who really liked playing in sinks,” Arbour says. “It’s possible there was collusion from others.” The sink-loving kitty has apparently been adopted since the flood. Her new family has been warned. (More cats stories.)

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