Cats, dogs uninjured after State Line Animal Hospital floods - KCTV5

Cats, dogs uninjured after State Line Animal Hospital floods

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Some of the animals were inside the hospital when it flooded. (KCTV) Some of the animals were inside the hospital when it flooded. (KCTV)
LEAWOOD, KS (KCTV) -

Luckily, no animals were injured when State Line Animal Hospital flooded overnight.

Indian Creek Trail was still full of rushing water by 11 a.m., but was nowhere near where it was a few hours prior

The water mark on the outside of the State Line Animal Hospital building was clearly visible. Water was a foot high around it and it flooded the inside.

Luckily, all eight dogs and 20 cats are safe and have been removed from the building.

Some of the animals were inside the hospital when it flooded.

The owner woke up to the news that her business was submerged in water, 

“I had a client call me who’s dog was boarding here and having to tell her I didn’t know was really heartbreaking," Dr. Sally Barchman, the owner of State Line Animal Hospital. She said that was one of the hardest things she’s had to do.

Her staff waded through the knee-deep water to get inside and check on the animals in the morning.

There was water in the dogs’ room, but it was only a few inches deep and didn’t get into any kennels. The cats were taken out from another building this morning.

Every room was muddy and had water in it. The staff was not allowed into one room because they were told they could be electrocuted due to the surgery equipment in the water.

It’s going to cost a lot of money and be a major undertaking to clean it all up. However, the owner said the only thing she cares about is that all the animals are safe.

Currently, they are going through and seeing what can be saved and what they will have to throw out. 

All the animals will find a temporary place to stay because the fire department said that, whenever it floods, there can be gas or other chemicals in the water. Plus, there is a Parks and Recreation building around the corner with gas pumps and tanks. Therefore, going inside one of the flooded buildings is an “at your own risk” situation.

The Kansas City Animal Response Team was out taking care of the animals and making sure they have safe places to stay on Thursday night.

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