Sunday, January 04, 2009

Shelter Fire

There is nothing like bad news first thing on a dreary morning to jolt you wide awake.

The local animal shelter manager called earlier this morning to see if Jan had received his email. However, we're glad Jan turned off the computer just before the message was sent very early this morning, (12:14 a.m.) or none of us would have gotten much sleep last night for worrying.

Late last night the shelter was hit by lightning and the kitchen and office caught fire. The cat room, closer to the fire than the kennel, was filled with smoke but not burned. The fire must not have reached the door to the dog runs.

They will continue to hold the animals Jan photographed for the newspaper ad, but they will not be taking in any more animals for a while.

According to the shelter manager, none of the animals were harmed. Jan plans to go by tomorrow to help clean up the office, which was evidently badly damaged.

We hope none of the cats or dogs will have any stress or smoke related health problems as a result of the fire.

26 comments:

  1. Oh, dear! We are glad no animals were hurt.

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  2. Thank goodness none of the cats or dogs were injured. I hope they did not have to breathe in very much of the smoke!

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  3. Oh no! that's bad news, but at least the cats and dogs didn't get hurt.

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  4. We were almost afraid to read the post -

    Thank dog the khritters seem to be okay -

    Hugz&Khysses to ALL,
    Khyra

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  5. I am so glad no one was killed and now I hope they have no smoke damage.

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  6. I am glad the animals were all ok, but hope they did not inhale the smoke. How scary this must have been!
    --JB

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  7. They must have been so scared! We're glad no one got injured, but still!

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  8. Oh what an awful thing to happen! But thank goodness none of the animals were hurt or worse! They musta been really skeert!

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  9. I sure hope all the kitties come through this unscathed. How very scary! :(

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  10. Woofies, too - I don't want to leave them out of my hopes.

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  11. Oh no! I hope all of the kitties and woofies have no residual problems from the smoke and I am glad none of them were hurt.

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  12. We are very relived none of the animals were hurt. We are sure they were scared though. We do hope that they are able to get the building repaired soon. There are so many cats and doggies that need shelter these days. ~S,S & C

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  13. o nooo! keep us updated on da condition of dem aminals!

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  14. Oh!! We pray that all the animals are O.K. without smoke damage. We are glad that the Lord watched over the animals and none were harmed. Mom's eyes are dripping bad because of what happened to Murphy. She just cannot understand how people can be so heartless. She has to leave the room when something like that comes on TV on the news. So very thankful for people like Robert Kennedy. GO MURPHY. We will check back for updates on the shelter.

    Casper

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  16. Oh Tank Heavfun! Jan, We iz so grate-full dats da catsez & da dawgzez wee saved. We iz sendin' purrz to doze dats need it, includin' you, fur bein' so involved in da savin' of deze critterz.
    Happy New Year!
    Love,
    Dr TWeety

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  17. Thank goodness no one was hurt. But it is so sad because it's hard enough to take care of animals at a shelter. I hope everyone will be okay.

    love & wags,
    River

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  18. we is furry releeved that no animals were hurted. we is sending soothing purrs up to the kitties and woofies there so they will feel betters. are they gonna be able to rebuild?

    y2k

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  19. Dat's furry ascary mews! We's so glad none of dem aminals was hurted. Nina an I bof camed from shelters an, wul, I can't imagine. ::shudder:: Giv yur Mom lotsa purrs fur helpin at the shelter.
    Purrs,
    Victor & Nina

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  20. Let's hope that folks will hear of this and step up to adopt...

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  21. oh mercy thats such bad news. we hope eferyones ok. were sorry it happened but at least it didnt spread to the animal holding area.

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  22. We would like to thank you for coming by and leaving nice words for us about our Bandit.

    We are so relieved that none of the kittycats were harmed in the fire. We hope they didn't breathe smoke.

    ~ The Bunch, minus one

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  23. I sure hope the animals are all safe and healthy!
    Kiddo

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  24. I sure hope the animals are all safe and healthy!
    Kiddo

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  25. Thank God everyone was alright! That's frightening!!!!
    Tail wags,
    Storms

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  26. Thank goodness no one was hurt!

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