AC out; Emergency foster homes needed for Campbell Co. animals

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(WVLT) -- A representative with the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley said that they are in need of emergency fosters after an incident with one of their partners.

The Campbell County Animal Center has an issue with their air condition system. It is out. A new system has been ordered, but will take within five to ten days to get to the facility. As of now, the Humane Society is working to house the animals impacted.

"The air is so humid back there -- it causes breathing problems," Patricia Siwinski, the director of Campbell County's Animal Center, said.

According to the Campbell Co. center, only parts of the building were impacted, so all 120 animals in the shelter were taken to cooler parts of the building.

"They've got new zip codes. Some are in the lobby, some are in the restrooms," Siwinski joked.

On Wednesday, the facility was set to bring 15 adult cats and dogs to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley as well as an unknown number of kittens and puppies. About 30 animals were taken today. More are expected to be moved at some point on tonight, and the Nashville Humane Association arrived on site Thursday to take some animals as well.

"The warm fuzzies inside that people stepped up," Michelle Lyons-Orman, a foster parent, said. "I'm sure it's not comfortable, I don't like to be out in the hot humid weather."

Those interested in being fosters are asked to email their contact information to

The Human Society is located at 6717 Kingston Pike. Their hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. They are closed on Mondays.