The water ran for nearly 17 hours. The cats avoided the water by climbing high in their beds.
Whether just one cat or multiple cats are responsible isn't clear, but Ebert said many cats had to be moved out of the shelter. Most are in foster homes, but some still need to be placed.
WPLG said the shelter needs at least $5,000 to repair the shelter, including replacing walls and cabinets that need to be torn down due to mold, and food and litter that was destroyed by the flooding.