Recycled Doggies is a non-profit rescue in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. It was brought to my attention they had a devastating fire and several of the dogs were killed. Thank you to Cincinnati.com for this article…..
NORWOOD – As many as 10 dogs died in a fire that consumed the first and second floors of a home on Madison Avenue on Monday night, according to a Norwood fire official.
As fire crews rushed there around 8 p.m. they were advised by dispatchers that the resident ran a canine rescue out of her home at 2319 Madison Ave., said Norwood fire Capt. Brett Cartuyvelles.
Four of 14 dogs in the home were saved, Cartuyvelles said. He could not confirm the owner’s name, but according to the Hamilton County auditor the four-bedroom home built in 1890 is owned by Shannon DeBra.
DeBra is the president of Recycled Doggies, which launched the Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry earlier this year. The organization distributes pet food to owners in need, according to articles written in January by The Enquirer.
“The fire is under investigation,” Cartuyvelles said. “It appears there was no one home when the fire started.”
A second alarm was called at the scene, pulling firefighters from Cincinnati and St. Bernard into the effort. At 10:30 p.m. a Norwood unit remained at the home in case hot spots rekindled, Cartuyvelles said.
Damage estimates were not immediately available.