Cat turns on faucet; water floods Florida Humane Society building in Pompano Beach

Posted at 9:49 AM, Jun 29, 2016

(WPLG, CNN NEWSOURCE)-- Carol Ebert says she got a call around 7:15 in the morning.

There was water running out the back door of her shelter in Pompano Beach. "The counter tops are ruined, the walls are ruined. We had lots of damage with food and storage we had in the hallway, cat litter."

The water was coming from a faucet in a cat room at the Florida Humane Society off North Powerline Road.

But the water went into hallways and even into the walls.

So which cat did it? And how?

Ebert has an idea and pointed to the faucet. “They evidently started playing here and flipped a switch there."

The walls and cabinets must be torn down now because of mold.

The cats were safely up in their beds avoiding the water which was running in a room for about 17 hours until someone came in.

Ebert says many cats had to be moved out for now.

New faucet handles were installed and lessons learned. 

The shelter has to come up with at least $5,000 to pay for the damage.

They also need more food and cat litter donations to replace what was lost. Donations can be made on the Florida Humane Society's website.