CATS ARE US NEEDS YOUR HELP!
We have a bad water leak (25 thousand gallons this month). The normal is around 2 thousand gallons! We need gallons of water for the cats and for cleaning cages and liter boxes. Someone will be there around 5 PM today (August 8, 2013). If you have any gallon jugs you can fill and bring to the rescue, please do so. Anyone who has access to be able to deliver a large amount of water for free will also be appreciated. Cats Are Us is located at 119 New Providence Blvd., Clarksville, TN 37042. Please contact (931) 503-0053 if you can offer assistance or have any questions.
Cats Are Us is in a bad place until the leak can be found. There will be NO water!!! Anyone who is a PLUMBER that would be willing to help us out either free or with a VERY low-cost is greatly appreciated. We are hoping it is a water heater leak as that would be easier to repair or replace but NO WATER until we know. All donations to help pay for what is going to be a huge water bill can be made by clicking on the PayPal link below.
UPDATE #1 – 8/8/2013: It appears NOT to be the water heater. The water folks have shut OFF the water. The leak appears to be coming from the back flow. This may turn into an expensive repair. More work to be done tomorrow but water will be sorely needed to help at the rescue. If you can help in any way, please we need you!
UPDATE #2 – 8/9/2013: First let me please express how heart-warming the donations of water and other donations have been. You can tell by the photo, not only us at the rescue, but the cats at the rescue really appreciate all that everyone has done. You have really shown us so much love and have really come together as a community when we were in need. Your help is appreciated more than any of us can ever tell you.
The plumber took a look around today. Unfortunately, it looks like there is a bad leak in the pipes under the back part of the rescue. To get under the rescue to fix the pipes some concrete blocks are going to have to be knocked out. On Monday the plumber will be back to fix the bad leak and maybe the back flow too. It all depends on how much this is going to cost in the long run if we can do both. The water should be back on by Monday evening. Everyone cross your fingers!
We will make sure to keep you all updated on the situation at the rescue. For today we have enough water to get by but the water will be off all weekend. Keep that in mind if you would like to donate more water. All donations will be greatly appreciated towards the plumbing costs. Pretty sure this is NOT going to be cheap.
And again we say a special thanks to all who have helped out in the past few days. You guys keep us going!
UPDATE #3 – 8/11/2013: Once again let me please express how heart-warming the donations of water and other donations have been. We may lose hope at times but then times like this are what make us know what we are doing is making a difference.
The cinder blocks have been removed. Now we are just waiting for the plumber to arrive on Monday. We are still without water. The community as a whole has been wonderful in helping us keep water at the shelter for our animals and for cleaning purposes. Please keep those donations coming. We hope to be putting out an update on Monday evening that the water is back on. However, that will depend on what the plumber finds when he gets under the building. Everyone cross your fingers that it will be an easy and not too expensive a fix.
We will keep you updated on what happens Monday as soon as we know. Once again thanks to the community of animal/cat lovers who have helped out during this crisis. The world is a much better place because of you.
UPDATE #4- 8/12/2013: Well, folks, NO PLUMBER TODAY! Apparently, it was an extremely busy day for the plumber and he could not make it. We have a promise that he will be there first thing tomorrow morning. Everybody cross your fingers this happens or our water supply may start to run low soon. We will post a new update as soon as we know anything tomorrow,
We want to thank everyone once again for all the help, all the donations, and all the prayers. You folks are what keeps us going!