Shelter Fire Kills More Than 100 Dogs, Cats

Monday, Nov 2, 2009  |  Updated 9:30 AM CDT
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Shelter Fire Kills More Than 100 Dogs, Cats

99 cats and 12 dogs were killed by smoke inhalation in the fire. Dozens of animals survived.

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A fire at a no-kill animal shelter in Killeen claimed the lives of more than 100 dogs and cats.

The cause of the fire early Sunday at the Second Chance Animal Shelter is sought. Authorities believe the fire may have started in the staff kitchen area.

George Grammas with the Centex Humane Society, which operates the shelter, said 99 cats and 12 dogs died from smoke inhalation. Dozens of other animals were not injured.

Killeen is about 70 miles north of Austin.

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