Animal Rescue League Helping Pets Involved in Apartment Fire


A firefighter rescues a cat from the Eddy Apartment Building. (WHO-HD)

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DES MOINES, Iowa  --  The Animal Rescue League is helping victims of the Eddy Apartment fire.

Last week a fire broke out on the fourth floor, killing four people. Dozens of other residents were rescued along with their pets.

On Saturday, the ARL tweeted a picture of a cat getting a bath; the animal was one of many pets treated after the fire.

Officials helped some pets at the scene, and two others were taken out after the fire was put out. All the animals are safe and have been reunited with their owners. However, some residents couldn't take their cats to temporary shelters, so the ARL is helping out by placing four cats in a crisis foster program until the Eddy residents can get back on their feet.


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