A devastating fire swept through an animal sanctuary in Houlton early Wednesday morning, claiming the lives of some of the animals who resided there.

It's definitely a sad day for animal lovers in Houlton. Employees and volunteers at Hollywood Pet Salon are still trying to wrap their heads around what just happened. Sadly, 16 cats perished in the fire.

Ark Animal Sanctuary

The Ark Animal Sanctuary is an all-volunteer, donor-supported non-profit animal rescue, haven and re-homing organization.

The mission of The Ark Animal Sanctuary is to rescue and provide food, shelter,
medical assistance, love and compassion to any animal in need, regardless of age
and medical condition that cannot otherwise be placed with a contracted facility.

They take full responsibility of every animal placed with them until they find new
loving and forever homes.

I had a chance to speak with several volunteers at Hollywood Pet Salon earlier today, and asked what people could do to help. They told me that they lost everything in the fire, as it completely destroyed the sanctuary, so any little bit would help tremendously.

If you can help out in any way, it would be greatly appreciated.

Donations can be dropped off at Hollywood Pet Salon or mailed to: 70 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730 and even sent in by PayPal thru keeper@arksanctuary.com.

Fire Destroys Ark Animal Sanctuary in Houlton