Animal Shelter Evacuated After Cracks Found, Dogs, Cats and Rabbits Removed

Pets Alive in Westchester says it needs foster homes and permanent homes for all of its animals

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    An animal shelter for dogs, cats and rabbits has been ordered to evacuate after cracks were discovered in the building, and its workers are scrambling to find homes for the furry pets. Pat Battle reports. (Published Friday, Mar 14, 2014)

    An animal shelter for dogs, cats and rabbits has been ordered to evacuate after cracks were discovered in the building, and its workers are scrambling to find homes for the furry pets.

    Pets Alive in Elmsford said workers were installing new kennels and making repairs to the roof when they noticed growing cracks in the building.

    Last week, engineers said the building was not structurally sound but that the situation wasn't an immediate worry. After more cracks were discovered this week, the engineers said everyone needed to evacuate, according to Erin Guilshan, executive director at Pets Alive.

    The shelter said the plan is to set up trailers on the property to house the animals, but workers are trying to find foster homes and permanent homes are for all of the dogs, cats and rabbits that live there.

    Some of its cats can be taken in at its sister location in Middletown and other nearby shelters, but Pets Alive is waiving adoption fees for all of its animals in hopes of getting them into homes.

    The shelter asks anyone who wants to adopt to email adoptions@petsalivewest.org.