Animal shelter struggling after flood

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Many people across the state are still cleaning up, more than a week after flooding left damage across the state.

Franklin County was one of the hardest hit areas. This Monday, the animal shelter was still closed because several feet of water rushed into the facility.

This parking lot was covered when the flood rushed in. The water was waist deep, as the workers frantically worked to get doors back open again.

Michelle Early and her family stopped by the Franklin County Humane Society in search of a companion.

"We came to get a puppy for my daughter, but they told us they had to evacuate because of the floods," says Early.

So Monday, the family left the shelter empty handed, as cleanup efforts continue at the shelter following the flood. Not much was saved, except the animals.

The kennels remain empty, while the dogs and cats are in temporary foster homes, where they've been since high waters hit.

"We need to have the shelter open to feed them and take care of them until their owners can," says Regina McDaniel, the shelter manager.

While Franklin County's humane society works to rebuild, they hope those like the Earlys will come back.

The animals are expected to return by Wednesday, so adoptions can begin by Thursday.

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