A South Carolina rescue was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning, and 16 animals are confirmed dead.
Although Janet and Scot made every possible attempt to extinguish the flames and save the animals inside the structure, 16 animals in the office area perished as they waited for the fire department.
The structures, which included their office, laundry room and storage building, were a total loss. The staff of Richardson Rescue is in shock, devastated and heartbroken beyond words at the loss of their precious rescues.
For 15 years, Richardson Rescue has stood as a prominent fixture in York County. Janet and her team have saved thousands of lives by providing rescue to homeless and abandoned pets, offering low cost spay and neuter programs to the community, and by adopting out thousands of pets to their forever homes”.
Richardson Rescue posted on their Facebook page Wednesday
“Words cannot express how devastated we are right now. For those of you wishing to help, we can sure use it as we lost everything.
We think we have an office trailer that has been donated. We are trying to get our thoughts together and will be sharing with you the things we need help with here and donations needed. Your friendship and support during this time means the world to us and we could not make it through this without you.”
Richardson Rescue is accepting donations on their website by using the donate button here. As soon as they can collect their thoughts, they will be releasing a needs list. The first things needed will be a used office trailer and a large storage building so that they can begin rebuilding.
In addition to a new building, the rescue will also need a washer and dryer, fencing crate, bedding, many many things to rebuild.
The community, staff and volunteers joined together Wednesday to do what they could to help the family. They believe they have a donated trailer to use as an office, but it will take a lot of money and a lot of work to get Richardson Rescue back on its feet. Please donate if you can, and keep this family and the animals in their care in your thoughts.