Dog and pony die in $400K fire at animal rescue centre in Chatham-Kent
Firefighters put out a blaze at an animal rescue centre in Chatham-Kent, Ont. (Courtesy Chatham-Kent Fire Department)
WINDSOR, ONT. -- A dog and pony have died after a blaze at an animal rescue centre.
Damage is estimated at $400,000.
Firefighters responded to the fire at Charlotte's Freedom Farm just before midnight on Brook Line in Chatham-Kent.
There were no personal injuries.
“Firefighters saved many animals from the fire, unfortunately it is not known at this time how many animals were lost,” said CK Fire public educator Whitney Burke.
The owner tells CTV News a pig also received burns, but is recovering. They have some missing cats, ducks and chickens that they've been searching for.
Fire officials say the fire is not suspicious, but Chatham-Kent police say they are investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Demaiter at Marceld@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #86876. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.