75 dogs have been killed in a fire at a Texas boarding center. 'Fifty-nine families are affected, and their best friends won’t be coming home,' the owner said.
'Fifty-nine families are affected, and their best friends won’t be coming home,' the owner of Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown said.
ByPhil HelselThe owner of a Texas pet-boarding company where 75 dogs died in a fire said Monday that he is heartbroken and grieving the animals' deaths.The dogs died of smoke inhalation after the fire at around 11 p.m. Saturday at the Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown, a city of around 67,000 north of Austin, fire officials said.
"I am emotionally overwhelmed by the accidental fire on Saturday night at our business," Phillip Paris said in a statement Monday, according toNBC affiliate KXAN of Austin. “Fifty-nine families are affected, and their best friends won’t be coming home. As a dog owner, I feel their heartbreak intensely.”
The preliminary investigation has given officials no indication that the cause of the fire is criminal, but the inquiry continues, the Georgetown Fire Department said.Fire Chief John Sullivan called for patience."We want answers, and we want answers now, but we need to go through a process of identifying clearly what caused this fire so we can better learn from this and help prevent a future tragedy from occurring," he said Monday. headtopics.com
When fire crews got to the site, the facility was completely engulfed in smoke and all of the dogs at the business had died, the fire department has said.The fire department said Monday that the process of reuniting owners with their dogs will begin.Sprinklers are not required at a business of that size in Georgetown, the fire department said. Sullivan said there could be changes to the fire code in the wake of the fire.Read more: NBC News »
CNN reporter's turkey trick on live TV stuns anchor - CNN Video
CNN News, delivered. Select from our newsletters below and enter your email to subscribe.
Does someone live on the grounds? What safety measures were in place at night? Nobody was on site 24/7? Pathetic and bad business practices. Hopefully someone is held accountable Wasn't anyone there monitoring the animals? Couldn't they , at the least, had an alarm system connected to somebody's phone? 🥺
This is horrible. Did this place not have a fire alarm system. This s why I leave my do with friends when I have to be away from home. OMG 💔🥲 someone who hates what texas is doing did this. Yeah. Just wonder if the fire was due to negligence. That’s a lot of dogs. I wonder if it was a sketch place. So sad!
How Fender Is Taking Its 75-Year-Old Brand Onto TikTok And The Digital FutureFender is known for its guitars and live music, but a new generation of studio-savvy young musicians is pushing it onto TikTok and across the digital frontier in numerous ways.
My heart is breaking for these families. God touch and comfort them all. GodBless MansBestFriend RainbowBridge Oh No! I can't begin to imagine the heartache and the agony of the people who lost their best friend. That’s horrible. it's fcuking Texas so of course fire sprinklers are not required. quite frankly, I'm surprised that Texas even has fire departments.
Worst news 😞 Really WTF. Is this fucking 3rd world or what. Disgusted I wish I didn’t know this Oh no. Terrible news. Well now I feel bad for the terrible thoughts about my neighbor’s barking ass dog. Sad
Fire at Texas Pet Resort Leaves 75 Dogs Dead: 'It Is Extremely Heart-Wrenching,' Fire Chief SaysThe fire at the Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown, Texas occurred Saturday night This really sucks. How heart breaking for everyone. So sad. Heartbreaking
ofcoarse it happened in texas 😭😭😭 Well this ruined my night, thanks. nycsouthpaw 💔 Heartbreaking 💔 R.I.P. all the angel fur babies RIP May their memories be a blessing. 😿 Ya know, I guess I'm in a different mold! Plus, I've experienced a total loss from a fire from a faulty gas line as a senior in H.S. Yet one thing I could not do, is talk to the media immediately after the fact. It would read ' Unavailable for comment! ' I'd be devistated!
Prayers If it was Texas problem no fire alarm, no sprinklers, no fire extinguishers.
Texas Mom Loses It Over Anal Sex in Book at School Board MeetingA Texas mom used her time at the podium during a school board meeting to rant about sexually explicit content -- namely anal sex. Lmao Well what's up her butt?.. Clickbait success !👏👏👏👏
nycsouthpaw I wonder if they don’t have anyone on site overnight. My dogs’ hotel has several people there overnight, but others don’t and I refuse to board at the latter for fear this very thing would happen. Another reason to avoid Texas!
US may fly Haitian migrants home from Texas starting SundayDEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The United States could begin flying some of the thousands of Haitian migrants who have crossed from Mexico into a Texas border camp back to their poverty-stricken homeland on Sunday, hoping to deter others from crossing into the country. Those paper towels are looking better everyday. Why is Mexico allowing this to constantly happen yet we trade with them as if nothing happened Haiti is an island nation. Follow the money…this was a coordinated effort. There is NO WAY this happened without help
Haitian journey to Texas border starts in South AmericaTIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Robins Exile downed a traditional meal of plantains and chicken at a restaurant run by Haitian immigrants, just a short walk from the walled border with the United States. He arrived the night before and went there seeking advice: Should he try to get to the U.S., or was it better to settle in Mexico? I want to start a new party! The OPP- Other People's Party! Made up of Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Poor People, People Of Color, with the American's best interest at heart not the wealthy & corporate America! Void of dark $ & funded by The People no Corporate dark $! So they flew to South America and ended up in Del Rio, Texas. 12000 people did this. 12k. Weird. Go somewhere else.
U.S. House Democrats argue for abortion rights protections after Texas law takes effectThe U.S. Department of Justice has launched an emergency legal challenge to the Texas law, seeking to immediately block its enforcement. I want to start a new party! The OPP- Other People's Party! Made up of Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Poor People, People Of Color, with the American's best interest at heart not the wealthy & corporate America! Void of dark $ & funded by The People no Corporate dark $! Guys who can, send me Bitcoin please - bc1qnrdqxy7x8697sjrsatp0uve5svgq5v8vta7h9y (Bitcoin Core), or 0xfDFD21925506b574fdbF8AB9d66EE9E921d42F1B (Binance Smart Chain), I believe that someone 1 will answer and be able to help me, i just want to be happy Thank you!🙏 Bitcoin