Animal shelter loses power and water, Alachua County Humane Society steps in to help


A Suwanee county animal shelter lost power and running water Thursday, leaving its animals stranded.

When a fellow shelter is in need, the Alachua County Humane Society jumps in to help.

“Because of the inclement and very cold weather this week, the Suwanee Animal Shelter lost power and running water,” said Margot DaCosta of the Alachua County Humane Society. “We wanted to step in and make sure the animals there were comfortable and taken care of and able to be transferred somewhere where we do have water and heat here for them.”

The Humane Society paired with other rescue groups in the area to take all of the animals to safety.

Twelve dogs and a cat were transported to the humane society Thursday night.

“They got here in the evening after 5 pm. We’re working on doing all of their intakes and having them see the vet and see what they need medically and physically before they can be adoptable,” DaCosta said.

Because of the unexpected influx of dogs, the Humane Society needs additional funding and is asking for your help.

You can drop off pet care materials or donations to the shelter. You can even donate online at

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