Tree branch crashes onto Bolton animal shelter - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Tree branch crashes onto Bolton animal shelter

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An animal shelter in Bolton was damaged on Sunday by a fallen tree branch.

Volunteers said none of the dogs were hurt at the Sadie Mae Foundation, but the animals had to be evacuated as a precaution.

They said the branch came down as a result of Sunday's snow and high winds.

"This is something I've actually never seen before," said Amy Krupski, Sadie Mae Foundation. "No dogs here."

Krupski said the dogs were staying at temporary foster homes.

"This is one of our main play areas that we would use and as you can see this is where a lot of the damage from this tree has taken place," she said.

The limb fell Sunday morning. Krupski said it crashed down a few feet from where the dogs were sleeping.

With other big trees surrounding the charity and another nasty forecast ahead for Monday, volunteers made the call to move the animals out.

"We had that sort of damage due to the snow and wind and we don't know if the same thing is gonna happen," Krupski said. "And also if volunteers would be able to get here."

Krupski said she's volunteered at Sadie Mae for eight years. She believes the dogs will be fine. The charity is fully insured and volunteers plan to get back to work soon.

"There are plenty of dogs out there that need homes," Krupski said.

To volunteers, the incident was just a bump in the road for them.

They said the Sadie Mae Foundation rescues dogs from high kill shelters all over the country. It's completely run by volunteers who hope to clear all of the damage over the next few days.

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