After trying to rebuild after last year's tornado, a local animal rescue group is once again having to pick up the pieces and rebuild.
The Tuscaloosa K9 Camp was only 40 percent rebuilt when a strong thunderstorm rolled through Tuesday, catching them off guard and costing thousands of dollars in damage, including losing 300 pounds of dog food.
"We had one 500 dollar overhang that kept our food safe. It actually had tarp walls as well. The actual metal frame was bent as well. We lost dog houses, we lost a lot of kennels that were out for cleaning," Heather Litz said.
There's only enough food now to last two weeks and the shelter was an important tool to help keep the dogs cool in the summer heat.
"When the sun comes back out we'll be in a real situation. These guys won't be able to go out and run and play for long periods of time because each of these yards that they run in have these shade structures," Litz said.
As a non-profit, Litz operates solely by the help of volunteers and donations. They're asking for any help from the public. If you would like to help, visit http://www.tuscaloosak9camp.com/.
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