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Hope Animal Shelter in need of donations after flood damage

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UPDATE - Tuesday's storm left a Marana animal shelter without power and water. 

Now shelter workers are also facing a massive clean up since most of the building flooded.

They're asking for the public's help so that they can continue to shelter the 71 cats and dogs they have.

On Tuesday workers and animals were stranded inside with raging flood waters as deep as two feet.

"The water was just flowing like a river all around the building," Justin Gallick Director for Hope Animal Shelter said.

Some of that water even getting inside. Several rooms were left with a sheet of mud.

"The inside is just halfway covered under mud. Yesterday we were up to our knees in water bucketing water down the sink trying to get it to stop anyway we can. It was a very..rough time right now," Eva Hernandez Hope Animal Shelter Animal Care Taker said.

Workers have already started to clean up the mess.

"It's very shocking for me. A lot of the animals are just really nervous. They're very uncomfortable. They are dry and they are safe but it's devastating," Hernandez said.

As if Tuesday's storm wasn't hard enough, workers are fearful for what the rest of the week will bring.

"The scariest part for us is that the thunder is rolling in and we don't know the extent of what today's storm is going to bring," Gallick said.

Workers have started to pile sand bags around the property hoping to prevent further damage. They're hoping the community can help them get through this tough time.

"We need donations of any kind. Whether that's monetary. We need towels and blankets," Gallick said.

He says they also need dog food and donated services for clean up. For a link to donate click here.

Dozens of rescue animals have been stranded by Tuesday afternoon's storm. 

Officials with the Hope Animal Shelter said rain water flooded their building causing heavy damage to the inside and displacing more than 75 animals.

"It's just been. It's been a nightmare. The whole backside outside of our shelter has been destroyed," Susan Scherl of Hope Animal Shelter said. 

None of the animals were injured, but the road into the shelter has also been damaged making it nearly impossible to get in and out.

Shelter officials are asking for donations from the public to help them rebuild. 

If you'd like to donate, click here

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