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Our local HS burned to the ground last night

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I checked the news this morning when I woke up and found that there was some devastating news... Our local Humane Society, that has been around for years, burned to the ground early this morning.

http://www.news4jax.com/news/11564479/detail.html

It took me a few minutes to even find the strength to click on the article because I just didn't want to read about the precious lives lost. Many of the cats didn't make it and two dogs died in the fire. If you have a moment, could you spare some vibes not only for the animals who were lost, but also for the amazing volunteers and workers who dedicate their time to caring for the animals in our community. I can't imagine what they must be going through.
post #2 of 20
OMG, how devistating!! RIP sweet animals lost..and thank you to the workers of the kennel, and to also the firefighters who risked injury to help save the animals that they could..
post #3 of 20
OMG, that's horrifying! Those poor babies!
post #4 of 20
May those poor sweet animals that perished RIP. My prayers go out to the volunteers and shelter workers. What a tragedy.
post #5 of 20
Lots of vibes and prayers for the animals that survived and a huge thank you to the firefighters who saved them. I hope the Jacksonville HS can be rebuilt quickly and continue rescuing animals.
post #6 of 20


Oh no~how sad. May all the little precious ones RIP. And the volunteers find the strength to go on.

post #7 of 20
That is horrible! I wish more could have been saved, but I know they saved as many as possible. I feel heartbroken to have to read that so many cats died. RIP little angels...
post #8 of 20
RIP to the babies who did not make it out...my thoughts are with the rescuers, the surviving animals and the firefighter that was injured.
post #9 of 20
That happen in my town a few years ago.
It is a devastating tragedy.
It took almost 3 years but we did re-build a safe, new facility.
Never again...

My prayers go out to all of the volunteers and your community for this terrible loss.
RIP precious babies.
post #10 of 20
How terribly sad.

RIP sweet babes
post #11 of 20
Very sad. Poor souls....
post #12 of 20
Oh I my god I am so sorry to hear that! I can't even think about this happening to the Humane Society I volunteer at. That is just horrifying! I will pray for the animals who lost their lives and the ones who survived and are probably traumatized now!

Kelle
post #13 of 20
I just checked the CatSite membership list...there are over 19,000 members registered....what if each one of us were to send $1.00 to Jacksonville?????

https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/Jac...ineGiving.html

The news story has been updated here

http://www.news4jax.com/news/11576949/detail.html
post #14 of 20
How devastating Many many thoughts and prayers to those sweet innocent lives that were lost
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by BLAISE View Post
I just checked the CatSite membership list...there are over 19,000 members registered....what if each one of us were to send $1.00 to Jacksonville?????

https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/Jac...ineGiving.html

The news story has been updated here

http://www.news4jax.com/news/11576949/detail.html
Sound like a great challange to me!
Im in,

anything to help it is so horrible. almost 100 cats and kittens perished.
poor little ones never had a chance.

I cannot imagine the horrors come Sat morning during clean up.
my prayers are with those poor loving workers and volenteers.
post #16 of 20
oh my that is such terrible news

lots of ((((((( vibes ))))))) coming from Spain for everyone concerned

RIP sweet angles may you have crossed quickly
post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 
I passed by the Humane Society on my way to class yesterday. People have left flowers and stuffed animals all around the fence near the entrance. They have been able to bring the surviving dogs back on to the property. The dog area suffered the least damage. As always, there is talk of ways this tragedy could have been prevented. The building was quite old and there was no fire supression system in place. They are debating whether or not to salvage the building that burned, or to rebuild a new facility. In either case, they will put in fire safety equipment such as sprinklers, etc.
One of the local car washes is having a fund raising effort tomorrow. They are donating 100% of their earning to the HS, hoping to raise $10,000. So far, they have received $87,000 in donations. I think that is remarkable!
A cat named "Lucky" was found alive in the rubble yesterday. The interesting part of the story is that his name was Lucky before the fire even occurred. They interviewed some of the workers at the HS and they said the rescue was exactly what they needed to lift their spirits in the midst of the disaster.

Here is an updated article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/11606509/detail.html

This article is about Lucky the cat who was rescued:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/t...?storyid=79765
post #18 of 20
Oh my, I just saw this. How awfully devastating RIP little babies.

How heartbreaking.
post #19 of 20
I was out for breakfast with my family the morning that it happened when I saw it on the TV there... I was just devistated

Thats so wonderful that they have raised $87,000, thats just incredible

RIP to the pour souls who lost their lives far too soon
post #20 of 20
thats absolutely horrific!some people are awful-now words for this.Any survivors or anyth that can be done now?
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