On Christmas day, No Kill Louisville suffered a major setback.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — While families were digging through stockings and tearing open presents, a Louisville animal rescue suffered an unimaginable loss.
Employees of No Kill Louisville walked into their Pet Food Bank facility and discovered a water pipe had ruptured in the unit above them, leaving the entire space flooded on Christmas Day.
The rescue lost about 80% of its dry dog and cat food and a large chunk of its non-food resources and equipment as well.
“All of this got wet, all these bags got tremendously wet,” said Jeremy Ficklin as he walked around the business with WHAS11. “All of our fundraising resources.”
Most food that the nonprofit depended on is now ruined just days before its distribution day.
Due to this unforeseeable disaster, No Kill Louisville’s Pet Food Bank is not able to operate normally and said it is in dire need of help.
“Any of the paper bags that got wet, those are a loss, a bag that had any openings or anything those are going to be a loss,” Ficklin said.
What No Kill Louisville needs:
- Dry dog food
- Dry cat food
- Cat litter
- Storage for these donations (ex. temporary facility or a box truck)
The rescue asks individuals looking to help to reach out via Facebook messenger.
Donations can also be made on its website online.