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Animal rescue in Bradenton under water after storm, asks for help on social media

Posted at 1:43 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 23:21:40-05

BRADENTON, Fla. — An animal rescue in Bradenton is flooded and asking for help on social media after storms rolled through the Tampa Bay Area on Thursday.

"All of a sudden, we had 3-4 inches of water in our adoption center and the animals were flooded so we put a plea out on Facebook. At that point, we knew it was bigger than we could handle," said Executive Director of Nate's Honor Animal Rescue Dari Oglesby.

Severe weather moves through Tampa Bay Area, brings flooding and damage to homes

Nate's Honor Animal Rescue located at 4951 Lorraine Road in Bradenton says they are in the middle of a capital campaign to fix their drainage issues and unfortunately the storm caught them off guard and they are completely under water at the moment. They are asking for help with their animals. If you know anyone who is looking to adopt or if you'd like to foster some animals to help them for a few days, they would be very grateful.

The animal rescue says their computers are down and their phone line is sporadic.

Nearly 100 dogs are in foster care until Saturday while volunteers clean up the mess. Angel Jacobo is caring for one of the dogs.

"This isn't the first time this place has flooded. It has actually happened a couple times before especially during hurricane season so this time I actually have the chance and the opportunity to help," said Angel Jacobo.

The rescue is looking for donations of paper towels, bath towels, dog food and cleaning supplies.

Supplies can be dropped off at the facility from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.