All animals safely moved out of Lee County shelter after power issue

Animals moved from Lee County Humane Society

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Lee County Humane Society issued an urgent need for people to foster after a power issue at their shelter Monday and the community stepped up.

“All staff and animals are out of the building and SAFE!” the LCSH said Monday evening. “A huge thank you to the community, animal control officers, and partner veterinary hospitals for responding to our urgent plea and aiding us in getting our animals to safe locations for the next few nights.”

According to the LCHS, an outside unit at the shelter had a “sort of small explosion” causing the power to be cut off. At this time, they are not sure when the power will be turned back on.

Without power, the humane shelter cannot house the over 100 animals in the facility. They asked for residents to step up and foster these animals for the next 24-48 hours or until they are able to fix the power.

“If you are looking for your missing pet, please keep patient with us as we try and get everything up and running again,” the shelter said. “You can, at the moment, send pictures (if you have any recent ones) to our facebook page or to lchs1140@leecountyhumane.org and we will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner.”

In addition to the power being out, phones are also down at the shelter.

Copyright 2019 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.