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Fire near Sparta kills more than 2 dozen dogs, 2 cats

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Posted at 12:45 PM, May 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-01 22:39:48-04

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.

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