Animals shelter needs clean water for roughly 100 animals

A mandatory boil order is causing major problems for an area animal shelter.

An area animal shelter is in dire need of help after a boil order caused a lack of clean water for its roughly-100 animals.

A boil order was issued Monday in the city of Highland, Illinois, and it will last through at least Wednesday afternoon.

The Highland Animal Shelter has no way to boil water, so an employee put out a call on Facebook for bottled water.

When workers showed up Tuesday morning, they found donations at the front door. And throughout the day more kept streaming in.

"We adopted our dog from here and he's the love of our life," said donor Maureen Owens. "They're important, they're one of our family."

"It's for the dogs," said donor Bill Blechinger. "It's part of being a good citizen. We have a dog from this shelter.

"This is a great town and we have had so much support. It's been very overwhelming," said shelter employee Shellie Bartony.

The Highland Animal Shelter operates solely on donations and employees say more water is still needed. Employees are also asking for other things they need year-round including dog and cat food, kitty litter and monetary donations.

You can find the shelter on Facebook.

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