NUNEATON and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary has been left with a huge clean-up bill after the torrential downpours.
Flash floods caused chaos throughout Nuneaton and Bedworth and hit the Oasten Road-based charity particularly badly.
A shed containing food and hay for the sick, injured and abandoned animals was wrecked by the deluge of water that fell from the skies yesterday.
The sanctuary now has to foot the bill of around £1,000 to fix the shed and replace all its contents.
Geoff Grewcock, founder of the charity, said:“It was really, really bad. “It ruined all our stock in the bottom shed, which will have to be replaced and cost around £1,000, which we really didn’t need.
“We just hope that we do not get much more rain else it could cause us more problems.”
Dramatic rescues had to be carried out as foxes were found in six inches of water and some of the birds in the aviaries actually died during the storms that wreaked havoc in the borough and beyond.
Animals, including the pictured owl, were left soaking wet from the freak storms.
Extra volunteers had to be drafted in to help with the clean-up the sanctuary and care for the animals that were affected.
Mr Grewcock added:“Anyone who could offer some help to replace the damaged food and hay would be gratefully received.”
Anyone who could offer any help to Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary is asked to contact 024 7634 5243.