Car crashes into Arizona Humane Society clinic in Phoenix

Employees and pets escaped unharmed after a car crashed into an Arizona Humane Society clinic in Phoenix on Wednesday.

The collision happened near 13th Avenue and Hatcher at their Sunnyslope campus, leaving a broken wall, a damaged pillar and other debris scattered in its wake.

The impact caused major structural damage to the building's outdoor veranda and waiting area.

"Luckily nothing worse happened," said Kelsey Dickerson with the Arizona Humane Society.

The cleaning process is now underway, and the money that they use to save abandoned, abused and injured animals will now be used for building repairs.

"As you can imagine as a nonprofit, it's going to set us back," Dickerson said.

Each one of their 15,000 animals costs more than $1,000 to rehabilitate, so now they are hoping the community can help them afford this setback.

Their public veterinary clinic will be closed for at least two weeks until the damage can be assessed and eventually deemed safe for public use. AHS will be sending their appointments over to other locations until further notice.

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The aftermath of a collision into the Arizona Humane Society's clinic on their Sunnyslope campus.

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