MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) – After a very soggy night, business is back to normal at the Mesquite Animal Shelter.
Crews are finishing repairs to an 8-inch sewer pipe that flooded a portion of the shelter. The flood happened after the older clay pipe, which is actually across the street from the facility, collapsed.READ MORE: Governor Abbott Proposes Parental Bill of Rights As Part of Re-Election Campaign
Dozens of animals had to be moved from the building but thanks to a multi-city aid agreement several other shelters, including the Plano Animal Shelter, Tri-City Animal Shelter and Prairie Paws Adoption Center, stepped in and took care of the animals while cleanup at the building was underway.READ MORE: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Refuses To Hand Over January 6 Records
Because of the move no public adoptions were made Thursday, but on Friday Wayne Larson, with the City of Mesquite, had a special announcement. “In celebration of Star Wars Day — May 4th — may the force be with you, all of the dogs in the Mesquite Animal Shelter are $40 beginning Saturday May 4th through Monday May 6th… because of the Sith.”MORE NEWS: Dallas ISD: A Lot Involved In Keeping Doors Open During COVID-19 Surge
No animals were ever in danger during the flooding.