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Fire Burns Largest No Kill Animal Shelter in the Southeast, Animals Dead at St. Francis

PHOTO: St. Francis website

TYLERTOWN, Miss.–A fire Monday night burned what may have been the largest no-kill animal shelter in the Southeast. Some animals were able to get away from the fire at the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary in Tylertown.

It was unclear how the fire started, but investigators were expected to be there today to determine the cause.

Exactly how many animals may have died was also unclear. WLBT-TV reported that a veterinarian was there treating animals who may have been hurt.

There was no mention of the fire on the Sanctuary’s website as of Tuesday morning. The site said that the shelter is run out of Louisiana and that there is a thrift store in Mandeville that helps support their efforts.

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