A horrible tragedy has claimed the lives of 75 dogs who were at a boarding facility in Texas. According to multiple sources, the dogs were being cared for at the Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown. As reported by the New York Post, the fire broke out late Saturday night and firefighters were at the building in less than five minutes…but the boarded dogs could not be saved.
Fire officials believe that heavy smoke in the building caused the dogs’ deaths. Though no humans died in the blaze, those who responded to the fire are heartbroken over the loss of the boarded dogs.
Georgetown Fire Chief John Sullivan said:
It is extremely heart-wrenching for us as first responders. My heart just dropped when I got the address and knew exactly what location we were going to because quite frankly, I view my personal pet as my closest confidant, friend, and one that doesn’t judge,”
At this point in time, the cause of the fire is unknown. The owner of the business is cooperating with officials.
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