Marana animal shelter hoping for help after monsoon floods - Tucson News Now

Marana animal shelter hoping for help after monsoon floods

HOPE Animal Shelter opened its doors in 2015.  Tuesday's damage is the worst director Justin Gallick has seen.  Source:  Tucson News Now. HOPE Animal Shelter opened its doors in 2015. Tuesday's damage is the worst director Justin Gallick has seen. Source: Tucson News Now.
There were 60 cats and eleven dogs at the shelter during Tuesday's monsoon flood.  Source:  Facebook/HOPE Animal Shelter. There were 60 cats and eleven dogs at the shelter during Tuesday's monsoon flood. Source: Facebook/HOPE Animal Shelter.
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TUCSON, AZ, AND MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Marana animal shelter is cleaning up a muddy mess after flood waters damaged the property Tuesday.

Hope Animal Shelter Director Justin Gallick shared a video of the flowing waters outside the shelter on Joplin Lane Tuesday afternoon, which soon rushed into the building with more than 70 animals inside.

"It was scary,"  Gallick said.  "It's just destroyed."

"The sandbags there, we had water that had risen up above those steps and was coming into the door,"  Gallick said.

60 cats and 11 dogs were moved to safety as the rain stopped.  Gallick posted photos of the tile floor caked in mud, with things like crates, blankets and cat towers ruined.  He said the shelter also lost a large amount of pet food and other supplies.

The flood waters also caused structural damage to the dry wall and the roof.  Gallick said it appears the roof will need a full repair.  

"We take in some of the harder, hospice cases in senior pets that need a place," said Gallick.  "There's just so many issues to get us back to do what we do and save lives,"  

Gallick attributed most of the clean-up to his employees, many who parked on Cortaro Road and walked to the shelter due to the soggy path.  He said restoration crews were also able to get to the building and help dry-it out, a donated service. 

"Today was kind of about the short term plan.  Cleaning up, making sure everybody is set, but now we really need to focus on a long term plan, to make sure this doesn't happen again," said Gallick.

HOPE Animal Shelter has three locations to drop-off donations:

Benarda Veterinary Hospital
(520) 325-2997, 2555 E Broadway Blvd 
Tucson, AZ 85716 5303

Grey House
(520) 325-0400, 3067 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Spa Daze
(520) 334-1919, 6812 N Oracle Rd #100, Tucson, AZ 85704

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