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Animals Injured After Kennels Collapse During Storm

What would normally keep dogs safe inside the Humane Society of Wichita County, actually put them in harms way this morning.

Strong winds blew over the fence and roof of 17 kennels on the front side of the facility. All of them had dogs inside.

"I was kind of in a panic when I got here. I was like oh my gosh, how did all the dogs get out? and I was praying that the fence wasn't down," said Cheryl Miller, the director of the Humane Society of Wichita Co.

But it was and that fence actually injured two dogs.

"We have one dog here with a broken leg. We got her taken in. Also, we had a dog trapped underneath the fence. I couldn't lift it by myself," said Miller.

In fact, it took four men to lift it up and Miller still had to crawl under the fence to save it. The dog suffered scrapes and bruises so she also received medical attention. All the dogs are accounted for but now the Humane Society is facing a different issue.

"We are hurting for space. I have not one empty kennel and some of the dogs that we know don't get along with each other will have to be doubled up. I'm sure some of us will be taking some home with us as well," said the director.

Miller said, the only other damage was a flooded office in the building. The also knocked out their power and their phones.

The Humane Society of Wichita Co. does need more donations to help pay for the medical attention the dogs are receiving. If you want to make a donation you can contact the staff at: 940-855-4941. Or click here.

Tanya De Jesus, Newschannel 6

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