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Battle Mountain Humane Society Burns to The Ground (So. Dakota---VANITY)
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Posted on 04/04/2012 6:16:53 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch

Local breaking news; no linkable sources yet.

The Battle Mountain Humane Society animal shelter in Hot Springs, South Dakota burned to the ground this afternoon.

No human injuries involved; one known animal death . At last word, a full accounting of the animals was on-going.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animals; dogs; fire; humanesociety; kittyping; sd; sdakota; southdakota
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This is heart breaking; we know the people involved, and have participated in innumerable community fund raisers over the years. A little over a year ago, they finally got permanent quarters, and non-profit status for the shelter.

The woman who runs it had for years operated privately at her own expense and sporadic private donations; this was her dream.

1 posted on 04/04/2012 6:17:07 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch
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To: ApplegateRanch

Where do we send donations?


2 posted on 04/04/2012 6:28:20 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Please keep us updated on this. Let us know the status of the animals and where we can send donations.


3 posted on 04/04/2012 6:33:26 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Slings and Arrows; Joe 6-pack

Thought that this might interest you. As soon as a V station posts a story on this, I post a link.


4 posted on 04/04/2012 6:42:27 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The difference between "bad" & "worse" is more noticeable than that between "good" & "better")
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To: razorback-bert

I’ll get that information ASAP. THANK you!


5 posted on 04/04/2012 6:44:51 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The difference between "bad" & "worse" is more noticeable than that between "good" & "better")
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To: barmag25

Will do Thank you! Problem is, the local paper is a weekly; and the “local” TV stations, ‘to protect their advertisers’ don’t post televised stories until the NEXT day. I’ll be finding out what I can tomorrow, and then post it.


6 posted on 04/04/2012 6:47:36 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The difference between "bad" & "worse" is more noticeable than that between "good" & "better")
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To: razorback-bert; barmag25; All

Final tally is 9 dogs and 1 cat lost; 0 human casualties/injuries.

Anyone desiring to send donations can mail them to:

Battle Mountain Humane Society
27254 Wind Cave Road
Hot Springs, SD 57747

Thanks everyone. FReepers are awesome!


7 posted on 04/04/2012 6:59:14 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The difference between "bad" & "worse" is more noticeable than that between "good" & "better")
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

8 posted on 04/04/2012 7:05:24 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Oh, that’s too bad. Do they know yet what the cause might have been? Didn’t they have a sprinkler system?


9 posted on 04/04/2012 7:16:13 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Not sure about a sprinkler system. The cause is still under investigation.

Since it was day time, most of the dogs would have been in the outdoor runs, or it could have been much worse.

First you have a crappy life, then you burn to death.


10 posted on 04/04/2012 7:19:34 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The difference between "bad" & "worse" is more noticeable than that between "good" & "better")
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To: ApplegateRanch

awful


11 posted on 04/04/2012 7:21:18 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Check your FRmail, please...


12 posted on 04/04/2012 7:25:58 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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13 posted on 04/04/2012 7:42:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Thanks for the info. I’ll get a check off in the morning. That hit a little close to home. Have drivem by there many times, but never stopped.


14 posted on 04/04/2012 7:49:09 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: ApplegateRanch

Thanks for providing the address. I’ll send a check tomorrow along with some prayers. My heart breaks for this lady.

I grew up east river in South Dakota. We have the corn, but you west river folks have the pretty stuff. Glad you pinged the doggie list.


15 posted on 04/04/2012 7:53:50 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Poor little souls.

Donation will be sent.


16 posted on 04/04/2012 7:57:19 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Salamander

Ping to a neat lady in need...


17 posted on 04/04/2012 8:11:59 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

I’m the wife of a FReeper and wanted to post. I’m a girl scout troop leader of two troops and the girls have just got done with their cookie season. One of my troops are daisies and they are currently working on a book all about animals. They can earn badges for making a cookie and monetary donation to organizations. I’m an avid animal lover and this stuck me... We are boxing up supplies as we speak to send ourselves, but my girls will be sending a monetary donation for the fur babies as well as cookies for the folks trying to care for them in this unfortunate time. The girls will be working on cards Saturday at our troop meet to send and they will truly enjoy helping you guys out. Thank you for all that you do!


18 posted on 04/04/2012 9:09:17 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: ApplegateRanch

Posting for ApplegateRanch via telephone dictation his modem went down. Update one person hospitalized injured rescuing dogs. He will borrow computer tomorrow. Thanks everyone.


19 posted on 04/04/2012 9:33:49 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The difference between "bad" & "worse" is more noticeable than that between "good" & "better")
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To: ApplegateRanch

On behalf of Tonia, the board members and the animals we serve, we would like to thank you all of you who came (and are still coming) to the aid of these poor creatures. It is a devastating loss, especially those beloved animals who perished in the fire, yet,from the ashes will rise a better and stronger, safer , Battle Mountain Humane Society.
We must persist on behalf of those who can not help themselves. For those of you who were not able to come out yesterday. The love and kindness of people who came to help and give love to these bewildered animals was enough to make the hardest heart flow with tears. Their little faces where so happy to receive the petting and warm love they were given , even if only for one day , it was pure joy to an otherwise sad heart. Thank You Thank You , Thank You All, See the posts below for Tonia’s address at the BMHS were you can give whatever you can ....Bless Each and Every One of you . Jerry Cochrane , (You are all a blessing to us ))


20 posted on 04/05/2012 2:29:49 AM PDT by BrokenArrow Huet
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