Orange County Animal Services, Pet Alliance Of Greater Orlando, Fire Department, Pet Adoption

Orange County Animal Services, Pet Alliance Of Greater Orlando

23 cats killed in fire at Florida pet adoption facility

The blaze erupted at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. More than 30 animals were rescued from the fire

9/17/2021 2:12:00 AM

The blaze erupted at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. More than 30 animals were rescued from the fire.

The blaze erupted at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. More than 30 animals were rescued from the fire

Body camera footage released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office showed deputies quickly removing dogs from the facility."Come on bubba," one deputy says in the video as he puts a leash on a dog. "Come on."Animal Services said because of everyone's efforts, more than 30 animals were saved from the fire.

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"We'd like to recognize and thank everyone involved for their response and their courage in rescuing as many lives as they could," the shelter said. "We also want to offer condolences to our brothers and sisters at PAGO for the loss of lives, and remind them that OCAS is always here for them, as they have been for us in the past."

Image: Members of Orange County Animal Services, Orange County Fire Rescue and Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando respond to a fire at the Pet Alliance building on Wednesday night. (Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida)A fire official said at a news conference on Thursday that rescue attempts were hampered by a roof collapsing inside the building, which made "access to all the animals ... kind of difficult." The official said crews were able to get to the dogs quickly because of where they are housed inside the facility.

"They keep them separate," the official said about the dogs and the cats. "So, just where the fire was and where the animals were, the dogs were in an area where the fire hadn't really reached yet."At one point, the fire got so overwhelming that crews had to retreat and "attack it from our aerial streams," the official told reporters.

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Orlando Deputies Save Dogs From Burning Animal ShelterPolice in Orlando, Florida, worked to evacuate dogs and cats who were trapped inside a burning animal shelter on the night of September 15-16.The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando said, “We are very sad to report that we lost 23 cats to the fire, but firefighters and staff were able to save ALL of the dogs.”Orange County Sheriff’s Office shared this footage showing the rescue at the location on Conroy Road, saying officers were “so glad” they could save some of the animals. Credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful

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