Workers, cats feeling the heat as Franklin County Humane Society loses A/C

Humane Society working to raise $11,000 to fix the problem

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – There's no working air conditioner in parts of the Franklin County Humane Society and it's taking its toll on some of the animals. 

An air-conditioning unit at the shelter stopped working last week because of a compressor issue.

The loss of cool air is affecting both workers and cats in the upstairs part of the building as temperatures have soared into the triple digits. 

They started a fundraiser to replace the unit and so far, nearly than $7,000 has been raised towards the goal. 

"The community has been great. They dropped off fans with us, the portable air-conditioner units. They've also supported our fundraising drive on social media to help us raise the money for the $11,000 this is going to cost," said Anita Scott, the organization's director.

More than 25 cats were placed with foster homes until the air conditioning returns.

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Posted by Franklin County Humane Society Planned Pethood & Adoption Center on Friday, August 9, 2019

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