The city wants to clarify that this issue was a result of a broken valve and not frozen pipes. The city says they're waiting for a new valve to arrive so that they can replace the broken one.
The city adds that the animals at the shelter are OK, but they do want the public to hold off from bringing anymore animals to the shelter until the problem is fixed.
"They're welcome to come and look for a lost pet," Cpl. Sherrie Carruth of the Odessa Police Department told Big 2. "But we ask that they not bring any animals and they're holding off from doing adoptions right now, until we can get water fully restored there."
Carruth added that attendants are bringing water from the recycling plant for the roughly 50 animals at the shelter.