Nine dogs did not survive an early morning fire to a mobile home where the dogs were housed in Langley, according to Langley Township fire chief Bruce Ferguson. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Nine dogs killed after mobile home in B.C. used as animal shelter catches fire

Animal shelter did not have a license or permit for a kennel

Nine dogs sheltered in a mobile home in Langley were killed in a fire early Tuesday morning, BC SPCA has confirmed.

“The individual claims to have been operating a rescue, but did not have a license or permit for a kennel and the space does not appear to have complied with the kennel code,” explained Lori Chortyk, general manager of communications with the BC SPCA.

The fire was reported at 3:51 a.m. at 21755 40th Ave., according to Langley Township deputy fire chief Bruce Ferguson.

“A number of dogs perished in the fire,” he explained. “One person was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.”

The mobile home did not have any persons living in it, but was used to rescue dogs before finding them homes, Ferguson said.

READ MORE: Early morning crash takes out power to hundreds in south Langley

BC SPCA is following up with the incident. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

“It is so sad that these dogs died in such a tragic way,” Chortyk said.


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