Fire Marshal Johnny Zackary reports that a fire last night at the Kimbrough Animal Hospital claimed the lives of 44 pets being boarded at the clinic.
Firefighters were able to rescue just 8 dogs before the roof collapsed. Six of those rescued did not survive, and the 38 animals still inside at the time of the collapse also perished. Two of the rescued dogs are being treated for serious injuries.
The clinic’s records were also destroyed in the fire, so they are unable to notify the families. If you have a pet at Kimbrough Animal Hospital, you’re asked to call 903-399-6797 to speak with hospital staff.
Our deepest sympathies to these families, as well as to the employees of the hospital. What a terrible loss.