Odessa Animal Shelter Operating Without Running Water

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A week without running water, that's what Odessa's animal shelter is still dealing with.

The cold temperatures first caused a water pipe to freeze last week and a turn valve on the pipe is now broken.

The shelter is waiting on a new part to be shipped.

Meanwhile, the 50 cats and dogs are being given bottled water.

The shelter is running with limited services and Corporal Sherrie Carruth with the Odessa Police Department is asking the public to have patience during this time.

"That's why we're asking the public not to drop off any animals.  Now if they want to come out and see if there's an animal to pick up, they can.  But we're not doing any adoptions or bringing any animals in until they can be back to full service," Carruth said.

The shelter is now having water brought in from the recycling center.

There's no word on when that new part will arrive.