We are located just 10 minutes outside of Wilmington, NC. Hurricane Florence flooded our entire 2400 square foot spay/neuter clinic with 3 feet of water. See this video on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FixAFriendSpayNeuterClinic/videos/245816609469867/?t=8
This clinic serves ALL the rescue groups, shelters and public animals within a 2 hour radius. It has fixed 40,000 animals since we opened in 2013. It fixes on average 80 animals a day. All of the drywall, cupboards, insulation, electricity below 4 feet has been torn out and needs to be replaced. We lost all of our equipment and supplies that were beneath the water line. So far, we have filled 3 of the largest dumpsters and only saved two pods worth of equipment. It is expected to be closed 2-3 months for repairs and 12 people are unemployed. We did not have flood insurance because we are not in a flood zone. The price to repair the building is between $60,000 and $80,000. Lost equipment and supplies is projected to be $$45,000. The smell of flood waters in our building was so vile, so awful. The stench made me gag and I would literally vomit as we cleaned out the building. I often had to take breaks outside as other people stronger than me tore our clinic apart. Our transport vehicle was in the parking lot and flooded as well. Insurance has paid for that, but it was filled with cages and had a beautiful wrap none of which has been replaced. It was called the Freedom Ride and transported hundreds of animals from local animal controls to foster homes, vet offices and adoption fairs. Without this spay/neuter clinic, local shelters, rescues and our foster group Adopt an Angel has been left scrambling to rebuild and to figure out how to get our animals fixed in the volume that we require. It has left us powerless to help the many displaced animals that have already begun to show up in area shelters due to this horrific, violent storm. Please visit us at www.adoptanangel.net to learn more about us or visit us at www.fixafriendclinic.org to learn more about our clinic. You can follow us on facebbook at https://www.facebook.com/adoptanangelnc or https://www.facebook.com/FixAFriendSpayNeuterClinic/.
If we raise more money than we need, funds will go towards Adopt an Angel's Spay Neuter Fund used to help fix animals for people unable to afford it and towards paying pet deposits for people and pets displaced from the storm. Help us rebuild Fix A Friend so it can get back to the business of fixing pets and battling pet overpopulation.