Mischievous Cat Floods Florida Humane Society

Posted by TF Oren
All photos by WPLG via ABC News

A very naughty cat has wreaked havoc on the Florida Humane Society in Pompano Beach.

Stealthily escaping everyone's notice, one of the shelter's feline residents managed to turn on a faucet and flood part of the Florida Humane Society in Pompano Beach. The water ran for 17 hours and caused a whopping $5,000 in damage.

The shelter is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which is why it took staff so long to discover the running faucet. Florida Humane Society President Carol Ebert told ABC affiliate WPLG in Miami that she did not learn of the problem until early Thursday morning.

At first glance, the shelter staff thought a burst pipe had caused the flooding. After a little more investigation, they got to the bottom of the mystery, and eventually figured out that a cat had turned on one of the faucets.

cat turns on faucet, causing flooding

The flooding seeped into the walls and a number of rooms. There is serious water damage to the floors, walls, countertops, and cabinets, which must now be torn down and replaced due to mold concerns.

The building was not the only thing damaged in the flooding, however. Cat food, cat litter, and various other items in storage have been ruined by water damage as well.

It seems as if karma has had a hand in this cat-astrophe, as the cat side of the shelter is the only part of the building that has been damaged. The cat responsible for the disaster has not been positively identified, but shelter employees believe they know exactly who was responsible for the expensive mischief.

Fortunately, the cats were all safely out of the way during the actual flooding, but a number of them will need to go to foster homes while the damage is being repaired.

The shelter is accepting donations to offset the cost of the repairs. You can read more about this cat-astrophe and see a video here.

All photos by WPLG via ABC News

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Mischievous Cat Floods Florida Humane Society