Water damage forces Capital Area Humane Society to close


Capital Area Humane Society officials say a frozen pipe in the sprinkler system burst early Saturday, causing massive flood damage through the building. They say about 225 pets are safe and able to be cared for, but repairs could take some time.

Officials with the Capital Area Humane Society say sections of the building will be under repair, but they plan to do everything they can to get their adoption program running on Monday.

In a statement issued by the center early Saturday morning, it was reported pipes burst in a second-floor hallway.

The water left significant damage to the training, lobby, and retail areas of the facility.

The areas containing the animals are unaffected and all of the center's animals are reported safe.

The center, located on Scioto Darby Executive Court near Hilliard, said it will remain closed Sunday with plans to reopen Monday.

Staff asked for residence and volunteers to monitor The Capital Area Humane Society Facebook page.

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