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Georgetown, Texas (KXAN) — A fire that broke out at a pet resort in Williamson County on Saturday night ended with the death of about 75 animals.
A deadly fire broke out at Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown around 11:05 pm on September 19, confirmed by Georgetown Fire Chief John Sullivan on Sunday.
Sullivan says they found significant fire and smoke when the crew arrived — animals are believed to have died from smoke inhalation. There were no humans inside during the fire.
“The building wasn’t occupied by humans, but I don’t want anyone to believe it’s not that tragic,” Sullivan said on Sunday. “It’s very sad for us as first responders. It was heartbreaking when we got the address and got the exact destination.”
According to the GFD, the crew will collect animal debris and deliver it to their families.
Ponderosa offers training, grooming and boarding and was founded over 10 years ago by dog trainer and former Georgetown police officer Philip Paris. The GFD said on Sunday that the owners are cooperating with the department and condolences to the pet’s family.
Fatal fires at pet accommodations have previously occurred nationwide. Back in 2019, 31 dogs died in a Chicago kennel fireLeading Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signs law The required kennels are always staffed and equipped with sprinklers and fire alarms. Earlier this year Doghouse in Bardstown, KentuckyKilled about 50 dogs, except for one woman who gave birth to six puppies that died recently.
2017 Washington DC proceedings Around a pet owner who sued the boarding facility after a teacup Yorkie was killed by another dog inside. The dog owner claimed that the facility was negligent. The business denied allegations of negligence, but called death an “abnormal accident.”
The GFD states that it is too early to determine the cause of the fire, but the crew has established its origin. The department states that it is actively working to identify the cause as quickly as possible.
“We encourage people not to minimize this,” Sullivan concludes on Sunday. “It’s a big deal to lose a family extension … my heart disappears — it was unfair to be able to go home last night and give the dog Rockford the greatest hug possible. Is my comfort, he is my best friend, and many of these families are now removing it from them. “
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