North Fort Myers animal rescue needs help with flooding


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North Fort Myers animal rescue needs help with flooding

By Sara Belsole. CREATED Sep 9, 2013

NORTH FT. MYERS, Fla. - Things at Animal Refuge Center in North Fort Myers are a muddy mess.

"The rain is has just really traumatized us so to speak," volunteer Peggy Gore said.

There's standing water all around the property and puddles of water inside the dog kennels, but volunteers say a lot of water has dried out overnight. 

But they fear they won't be able to handle much more rain.

"Because we are so wet, it can be a sprinkle and we're flooded," Gore said.
Volunteers had to put gravel down all around the cat house just so they could walk in between the buildings.
The shelter is closed until further notice and volunteers are spending their days scrubbing down all the kennels. But supplies are running low and they need your help.
ARC needs cleaning supplies and volunteers with lawn equipment to help with dirt and gravel.
Dorothy Rouselle heard ARC's cry for help and stopped by with some supplies.
"I brought cleaning supplies mostly, old rags and cleaning material and Mr. Clean wipes I know they can use," Rouselle said.
Those supplies will help ARC get back on track, but there's still lots more to be done.
If you want to donate, you can visit the shelter at 18011 Old Bayshore Road or call the shelter at (239) 731-3535. For more information, log onto animalrefugecenter.com/
Sara Belsole

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Sara Belsole is a video journalist for FOX 4