• More than 75 animals rescued from burning pet and feed store

    By: Associated Press

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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. - More than 75 animals were rescued from a burning pet supply and feed store Bellingham, but some birds and a python remain missing.

    PHOTOS: Bellingham store gutted by fire

    The Bellingham Herald reports the Whatcom Humane Society is caring for 78 animals that were rescued as Hohl Feed & Seed burned early Monday in the downtown Bellingham.

    Whatcom Humane Society Executive Director Laura Clark says the animal shelter received rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, mice, domestic rats, birds and a tarantula.

    Clark says the animals are fine and seem to be in "good physical and mental condition."

    They are not available for adoption.

    Fire crews responded to the fire at 4:20 a.m. Monday.

    Crews managed to save some of the animals from the store, which was destroyed by the fire.

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    Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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