St. Louis, Missouri 2021-09-20 09:42:00 –
Georgetown, Texas. (KMOV.com)-A catastrophic fire on Saturday night killed at least 75 dogs at Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown, Texas.
Video shot by witnesses shows a building filled with smoke and flames as local fire departments compete to get there.
“It’s hard to accept the fact that we appeared so early, but we couldn’t even save one’s life in this building,” said John Sullivan, director of the Georgetown Fire Department.
A total of 75 dogs were killed, including Sammy, a 12-year-old dog from Korin Hart. Haad returned home from a trip around 5am on Sunday and passed a pet resort to see a police car. Three hours later, she didn’t think much about it until she received a horrifying call from a stranger.
“I broke down. I hung up with her and my husband was asleep, so I called him. I thought we had to talk to them before they saw it.” She said.
A commemorative ceremony was held for 75 dogs on Sunday night. Family members and community members wept as they placed flowers and photos on the barbed wire fence.
“It hurts a bit. It makes me wonder what would happen if it were my dog,” said veterinary technician Blake Coronado.
Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire. According to Sullivan, it is still unclear whether sprinkler systems are installed or activated at resorts, but federal, state, and city fire laws do not require sprinkler systems based on the purpose and size of the building.
“We’re looking at all the leads we can, so looking back at these homeowners, real estate owners, and those who lost their families can give a definitive picture of what happened. “Sullivan said.
Authorities believe the dog is likely to have died from inhaling smoke. Hardt hopes that the pet resort had sprinklers and a carbon monoxide system installed that could have saved the dog’s life.
“I hope he won’t rebuild and open. If he gets anything from this insurance, I’m sure he’s insured. He’ll donate it.”
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