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Animal shelter clears out of condemned building

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An animal shelter in Westchester had to abruptly shut down and clear out because the building that houses it was condemned. Every person and pet has to be out in the next 24 hours. Workers took everything out of the shelter and are desperately trying to find all the pets homes.

Erin Guilshan is the executive director of Pets Alive, a no-kill shelter in Elmsford. Friday morning, she received a phone call that the building could collapse at any moment. A crack in the wall is so deep that you can see sunlight coming through. Erin says a potential sinkhole under the foundation has caused the cracks.

All day people have been pouring in to help and adopt.

This shelter housed 100 dogs and 80 cats. Those not adopted or fostered will be sent to other no-kill shelters, but space is limited. The animals not adopted Friday will not be put down.

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