Fire has destroyed an animal rescue facility in Chappell. The Wagon Tails Animal Rescue Group Board of Directors sent out an e-mail Monday saying the Adopt-A-Dog kennels were destroyed by fire Saturday night. According to the e-mail, there were problems with the pilot light on the heater Saturday, and it “apparently caught fire that evening.” The kennel is a total loss and was not insured.
Three dogs died in the blaze, but six were rescued. As of Monday morning, two dogs had found permanent homes, while the remaining four were up for adoption.
Wagon Tails Animal Rescue says it hopes the kennels can be rebuilt and will continue efforts to try and build a regional rescue facility in Sidney.
(Thanks to Dave Collins, KSID, Sidney)