SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — More than two dozen dogs and two cats died from smoke inhalation after a house fire north of Sparta.
Fire officials say crews were sent to a house fire on Sunday afternoon and had to force their way into the building.
Inside, they found several dogs kenneled on the first story.
A total of 14 adult dogs and 12 puppies died. Two cats also died. Several dogs that were in outside kennels were unharmed.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.