In Fruitport Township, Michigan, 30 dogs are believed to have perished in a fire on Friday morning at Storm’s Ahead Kennels. Many of the dog owners had been away on spring break vacations when the kennel fire broke out.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the fire was reported at the premises, located at East Mount Garfield Road at 4:41 a.m. By the time firefighters arrived, the kennel was completely engulfed in flames. Tragically, there was no ability to rescue any of the dogs inside. The kennel had been at near capacity. Storm’s Ahead Kennels have been open since 2004 and is also known as a breeding facility for Labrador Retrievers and German shepherds.
The owners of the kennel, Janet Rehfus and Michael Weiden, who live on the property, said they had awakened to use the bathroom and saw the “glow” of the fire. The fire had already progressed by that time.
It is not known what caused the fire.
Rest in peace sweet dogs.
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