Westport Fire Chief Michael Kronick reports that approximately 50 dogs and cats were saved by firefighters and police officers at the Town House for Dogs fire early this morning.
They were moved to another part of the kennel not affected by the fire. They are safe, and being cared for by the staff of Town House for Dogs.
However, 2 dogs died in the 2nd-floor apartment that was involved in the fire.
Town House clients who need information about their pets should call owners Mel and Sandy Goldman at 203-227-3276.
Fire Marshal Nathaniel Gibbons notes, “Residents were saved by an alarm system that had recently been upgraded during their annual fire inspection. This drives home the importance of having working smoke alarms in your homes or business.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Westport fire marshal’s office.