Flooding has animal rescue group searching for new home

A local animal shelter is searching for help after nearly 2 feet of water flooded its facility.

Cache Creek Animal Rescue has flooded five times and, with more than 100 animals, volunteers are forced to scramble to find a place to keep the pets before they can be adopted out.

Spring cleaning came a little late this year for Cache Creek Animal Rescue Director Donna Hawk.

“We’re kind of on a peninsula with a creek on three sides, and when it rises we flood,” Hawk said. “This time, it cleared out two buildings instead of all three.”

Thankfully, no animals were hurt by the fifth flood in as many years, but the scars still remain.

“We lost food, we lost medical supplies, we lost crates that floated away,” Hawk said.

The two-week supply of food alone will cost the nonprofit shelter $900 to replace, but Hawk says the animals need something else.

“We want someplace safe,” Hawk said. “If we can’t do this humanely and keep the animals safe then we don’t need to be doing it.”

Cache Creek has had property for a new forever home since 2013, but finding a suitable building has been the hard part.

“We’re looking for something Tru-Built or Morton that’s not outrageously expensive,” Hawk said. “We need approximately a 30 foot by 40 foot building to at least get started.”

Hawk says once they secure the funding for a building, donors have already volunteered to buy the concrete to anchor the property.

Cache Creek has recently had an influx of animals after taking 15 dogs from a Williamson County animal hoarding case.

For more information on how you can help out the animals at Cache Creek, click here.

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