More than 75 animals rescued in downtown Bellingham fire

The fire started at Hohl Pet & Garden on Monday. Some birds and a python are still missing.

Associated Press

BELLINGHAM — More than 75 animals were rescued from a burning pet supply store in Washington state, but some birds and a python remain missing.

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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