The York, South Carolina, dog rescue which lost its kennels in a devastating fire has issued a statement about the tragic incident. On Friday, Chapman’s Dachshund Rescue updated Facebook followers about the survivors and the current situation.
43 dogs are safe and are expected to recover with no long-term health issues but are being monitored for some significant smoke inhalation between our 2 vets, clover vet and Ebenezer vet…all of the dogs will remain in their care through the weekend. We cannot thank them enough for their support and for coming to the dogs aid here last night.
I thank everyone for their support in these hurtful times. This has been a not stop roller coaster effort for our family. All the dogs are safely boarded at the wonderful vet clinics. Some dogs have been distributed to other trusted rescues. There are no dogs on the premises right now other than the 2 that are boarding.
The lives lost
As reported by WSOC News, five dogs were confirmed dead and eight are missing. The cause of the blaze remains unknown – officials have stated that the wood structure burned “very quickly.”
Request for help
Donations are being accepted at the rescue agency’s website.
And supplies at this link to an Amazon wish list.
The rescue group has stated that the dogs lost in the fire will be remembered at a memorial:
This is a horrible time for us and I can not name publicly the dogs that were lost as people are asking. We knew these dogs personally and loved them as our own. We will get their ashes back next week and will have a private memorial service here with our family,
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