Ohio dog shelter thanks community for bringing ice despite power outage

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A dog shelter’s call for help on social media after a power outage led to dozens of people in the community showing up with ice cream in their hands.

The Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center in Columbus, Ohio lost power on Tuesday and created a Facebook post asking the community to bring ice.

“We need your help. Electricity is here at the shelter, and our puppies need ice to stay cool in this scorching heat!” the post read.

Soon after, dozens of people from the community brought them hundreds of bags of ice.

“We now have the certainty that our shelter puppies will be cool tonight, under the supervision of our night staff. Thank you all!” the shelter said in an updated post.

On Wednesday morning, the shelter said power had been restored.

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“Yesterday we were truly inspired by the lineup of cars from selfless dog lovers willing to donate for the welfare of the dogs at the shelter,” the post said.

Here are photos of the community bringing ice to the shelter:

Columbus, Ohio, USA;  The Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center lost power and had no air conditioning Tuesday afternoon.  Responding to a social media post, people arrived in their dozens with ice, fans, water, coolers and more to keep dogs as comfortable as possible.  Mandatory Credit: Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch
Columbus, Ohio, USA;  Amanda Nyeste, business assistant for Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, and Barrett Kinnaman of Whitehall unload bags of ice to donate after the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center lost power and had no air conditioning on Tuesday the 14th June 2022. Cameron Mitchell donated Nyeste's Ice Load.  Kinnaman has already adopted a dog from the shelter.  Mandatory Credit: Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch
Columbus, Ohio, USA;  Pablo enjoys the fresh air in a conference room and a swimming pool full of ice after the Franklin County dog ​​shelter and adoption center lost power and had no air conditioning on Tuesday after -midday.  Mandatory Credit: Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch
Columbus, Ohio, USA;  Staff and volunteers unloaded hundreds of ice packs and other supplies after the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center lost power and had no air conditioning on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Mandatory Credit: Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch
Columbus, Ohio, USA;  Staff and volunteers unloaded hundreds of ice packs and other supplies after the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center lost power and had no air conditioning on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Mandatory Credit: Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch
Columbus, Ohio, USA;  Staff and volunteers unloaded hundreds of ice packs and other supplies after the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center lost power and had no air conditioning on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Mandatory Credit: Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch
Columbus, Ohio, USA;  Leonidas, a one-year-old Rottweiler, rests his head on a block of ice as he receives fluids after showing signs of overheating at the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center which lost power Tuesday afternoon and had no air conditioning.  Mandatory Credit: Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch
Columbus, Ohio, USA;  Zeke, a Miniature Goldendoodle owned by Leah Cover, watches shelter staff and volunteers unload donated ice packs and other supplies in front of the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center which lost power and had no power air conditioning on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 Mandatory Credit: Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch

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