An animal shelter in Florida is trying to come up with $5,000 (€4,500, £3,700) to pay for flood damage that was thought to have been started by a feline culprit. Staff at the Florida Humane Society in Pompano Beach thought that a pipe had burst when they found water pouring out of the facility's back door.
After investigating, they found that the water was coming from a tap in the cat room that had somehow been turned on. According to the Miami Herald, there is a six-month-old suspect, but the Humane Society aren't naming names.
"We can't be sure which cat did it, because we don't have cameras in there, but we have a good idea because there was one younger female cat who really liked playing in sinks," a volunteer told the paper. "There was a tall spout in that sink that moves around, and the cat somehow was able to turn it on. It's possible there was collusion from others, but she probably had something to do with it."
Sources say the suspect has since been adopted. Floors, walls and cabinets were all damaged as the flood left four inches of water. Stocks of food and litter were also lost in the water.
None of the cats at the facility were injured but some have since had to be relocated. The charity is now asking for donations to help them pay for the damages - floridahumanesociety.org