At least 19 cats dead after house fire Colorado Springs, more could have perished

Three were rescued by authorities
Published: Dec. 30, 2022 at 11:06 AM MST|Updated: Dec. 30, 2022 at 5:23 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - At least 19 cats were found dead when crews responded to a house fire in north Colorado Springs Friday morning.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department reported just before 10:45 a.m. that they were responding to a working fire on Sproul Lane, off of Dublin Boulevard near the North Union Boulevard intersection.

Firefighters on scene reported smoke showing from the home and later added that the fire was in the basement. Crews were able to extinguish the fire, but it appears more than a dozen animals perished in the blaze.

As of 5 p.m., the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region was reporting the bodies of at least 19 cats were found, but there could be more. At least three cats survived and were taken in by the humane society.

Firefighters were still trying to get in touch with the property owner or owners at 5 p.m.

According to animal regulations for the City of Colorado Springs, residents can’t have more than four cats within residential zones. More than four cats is considered a kennel according to city regulations.