This morning, Friday, Safe Harbor Animal Shelter, a no-kill facility in Jupiter (North Palm Beach County) had a fire in the front of their building. The morning news showed that by now the fire department had put it out, with most of the animals outside the building being treated as needed. They didn't have bunnies at the moment, dogs and cats, but 14 cats died. It was before it opened so the director and staff were not there at the time. They are heartbroken, with about 2 dozen volunteers already on the scene and a tent set up in the parking lot to receive donations. Blankets, food, and money were asked for. Now the reporters say that they mostly need money since they operate entirely on a donations basis. They are also an animal hospital, so have animals being treated with medications etc. as well. They have a board set up on the sidewalk for people to sign on for immediate adoptions. Fortunately, though they do not yet know what caused it, the fire was contained to the front of the building and did not spread. It looks like they may be able to get back in. They moved 38 cages outside, so those animals that are OK are in them already. They showed a fireman holding a small dog and giving him oxygen.
I don't know what we can do other than send donations, but I thought I would let you all know. Their website is:
185 E. Indiantown Road #211
Jupiter, FL 33477
P.O. Box 1843
Jupiter FL, 33468
Ph. (561) 747-1598
Their website sad they were doing a makeover, and the Director said on the news that they had some rewiring work going on, so it's possible that it caused the fire. I've never been there (it's about 30 miles from my home) but they are well thought of in the community. Anyway, I thought I'd mention it since many of you work at or with shelters and know more about what they need immediately. Thanks.