Nearly 70 dogs perish in fire at Humane Society of Southeast Texas

BEAUMONT, Texas -- Sixty-seven dogs perished in a fire at the Humane Society of Southeast Texas Tuesday night.

The fire appears to have originated in a dryer inside the building according to a Beaumont Fire Department Captain Brad Penisson.

A lot of animals didn't make it, Amy Bean, president of the Humane Society of Southeast Texas board, told KBMT 12 News, adding that the puppy room was the worst.

There were about 200 animals housed at the shelter before the fire. A Gofundme page will be set up to help.

The Humane Society will be in need of foster homes for some of the animals along with food and donations for repairs.

A KBMT 12 News crew saw paramedics giving oxygen to a dog.

MAKE A DONATION to The Humane Society

A collection drive to be held tomorrow at Steinhagen Oil, 3850 Interstate 10 South from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Here are some of the items they will need:

  • Dog and cat food (Purina only)
  • Money donations
  • Cat litter
  • Litter pans
  • Blankets  


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