A vigil has been held in memory of pets that perished in the Marshall Fire.
(KDVR) – BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) – Families, strangers, and friends of persons who lost dogs in the Marshall Fire came at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to pay tribute to those who perished.
Julia Spiker, who attended the vigil, said, I'm very sad to all the folks with their animals - my heart is with you; I can't fathom.
HSBV said they don't know how many pets were lost at this time, but they did have 50 animals brought into the shelter off of 55th Street in Boulder. In addition, Sara Spensieri, Animal Control Supervisor, stated four animals were taken into the Longmont Humane Society.
Lynn Herklotz, who attended the vigil, said, We don't have kids, so our pets are our babies to us.
One of the primary reasons so many pets died in the fire was that their owners were at work, and the fires spread so rapidly that individuals couldn't get back to their houses in time.We would cut them loose if we couldn't find them or didn't have time to load them into trailers, Spensieri added.
At the vigil, several guests spoke, and bereavement supplies were distributed to the families in attendance. All of us adore our dogs. That is why we regulate animals. That is why the compassionate society has arrived, according to Spensieri.
Those who are still looking for their dogs, according to Spensieri, should not give up hope and instead take efforts to assist in their search. Send a photo of your lost pet to this website. Their photo will be added to the lost pets website by the humane society.
Continue to look for your pet on several shelter websites and Facebook pages around the state. You can see it here. Here.