Storm hits Second Chance warehouse, causes thousands in damage

1 year 10 months 3 weeks ago July 08, 2014 Jul 8, 2014 Tuesday, July 08 2014 Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:11:00 PM CDT in News
By: Lauren Langille, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Dozens of volunteers and workers flocked to a warehouse operated by Second Chance, an organization that finds homes for unwanted animals, to help repair damage from Monday night's storm. 

A quarter of the roof and one of the garage doors was torn off when workers arrived at the facility Tuesday morning. Water flooded the building, damaging all the premium dog food stored at the facility.

Repair and replacement costs will not be cheap.

"Between the damage to the building and the damage to all of our food and stuff, probably $100,000," board member Callie Miller said.

Second Chance operates an adoption center 10 miles west of Columbia where it stores hundreds of pounds of pet food and supplies, as well as over 50 cats. None of the cats were hurt.

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