CO2 leaks at Davenport animal shelter, now facing $ 60,000 bill

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The Humane Society of Scott County is now facing a sixty thousand dollar bill after carbon dioxide seeped into the building from the furnace.

“We had some employees in the back that noticed it and they called the fire department and when I got to work and I saw the fire truck in front of our building and I thought ‘oh no, j ‘hope it wasn’t for us … it was,’ said Celina Rippel, development coordinator at the Humane Society of Scott County.

All the employees and the animals are fine, but the bill for replacing the ovens is sixty thousand dollars.

“It’s a huge amount of money for us. Anyone who works for a nonprofit or works with a nonprofit knows that sixty thousand dollars is a huge change, ”said Rippel.

The shelter is already overcapacity with the number of animals it takes, adding to the expense.

“We have more dogs than kennels. We have dogs arriving today and we are trying to find out where we have room for them. He is constantly setting up temporary kennels until we can get another opening. It’s so hard when you have that much, ”Rippel said.

The Humane Society of Scott County is asking for help from the community to foot the bill for the oven. As of Monday morning, they had raised about $ 1,700 to cover expenses. They are also asking for donations of dog blankets and beds. If you would like to donate, visit the Humane Society of Scott County website or Facebook page. The address of the refuge is 2802 W Central Park Ave in Davenport.

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