Statement after kennel fire

Devastating fire destroys Dachshund rescue’s dog kennels

A devastating fire has destroyed a Dachshund rescue’s dog kennels. On Thursday, Chapman’s Dachshund Rescue, in York, South Carolina, alerted its Facebook followers to the tragic situation.

We lost our kennel tonight. We are unsure how it started, we were right here and completely helpless within minutes.

According to the rescue group, they worked to remove as many dogs as they could from the burning kennels, but the situation quickly became too unsafe for them to continue their efforts.

The rescue agency thanks those who helped

The rescue organization extended thanks to those who helped with the heartbreaking fire:

 We would like to thank York county fire department, Newport fire department, and Bethel fire department, York county animal control who is helping us house some of the dogs who made it..Ebenezer vet and Clover vet for coming to our immediate aid. We cannot thank everyone enough.

It is unclear how many dogs perished in the burning kennels. The rescue agency has requested help to rebuild after the horrible tragedy. Donations can be made via this link to the rescue group’s website.

(Images via Chapman’s Dachshund Rescue Facebook page)

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6 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    OH MY GOD !!! I am SICK TO THE VERY DEPTH of MY SOUL!!! We have alarms and FROST FREE SPIKITS , Water hoses hooked up right at our kennel. We also have a indoor . FROST FREE SPIKIT for backup… We have a HOT DAWG natural gas forced air ceiling heater that heats the entire kennel. and three back up wall electric heaters.. But since retiring and being down to nine we moved them into our home last winter and there they have remained.. I felt very secure that we would never have a fire BUT WE ALL KNOW THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS NEVER!!! I hope and pray they didn’t LOSE Many (even one is horrific).. Bless those little guys that made it out…

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    • pennysdachshunds says:

      YOU know I agree with YOU!! I hate to think that SOMETHING like KILLING your DOGS & BURNING DOWN the HOUSING (WOULD IN ANY FASHION Be For PROFIT) This is AFTERALL SOUTH CAROLINA AND THAT AS FAR AS IAM CONCERNED IS A PRETTY DAMN DOUBIOUS PLACE WHEN IT COMES TO ABUSE ISSUES AND CARE OF THE COMPANION DOGS AND RESCUES>>> AND TO ASKING FOR MONIES TO REBUILD BOFORE the ASHES HAVE COOLED DOWN IS VERY CRUDE AND UNTHOUGHTFUL TO THE LITTLE DACHSHUNDS THAT LOST THEIR LIVES SO HORRIFIC AND TORTUROUS !!! THEY NEED TO HAVE A STATE FIRE MARSHALL IN To DO A PROFESSIONAL INVESTIGATION!!!

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  2. Bunny Peters says:

    Beyond heartbreaking……. RIP precious treasures, your lives mattered and we hope you get justice (if this fire was anything other than a tragic accident)……. please look for MacKitty in Heaven and you can RIP amongst loving snuggle buddies…..

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  3. Adrienne says:

    Hope and pray for the animals who survived and those who lost their lives. I pray the count of deceased is less than they thought and that they can rebuild quickly.

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  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    How devastating it must have been to stand there helpless while these precious little dogs died in this horrible fire. My condolences to Chapman’s Dachshund Rescue and prayers they are able to rebuild and continue their good work.

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