SEATTLE — A woman whose dog was missing after the doggy day care she was staying at caught fire in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood Monday has been found alive.
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Allison Scarborough told KOMO News her two dogs were staying at The Dog Resort, located on South Industrial Way, when the fire broke out Monday evening. Both of her dogs got loose and one was found dead on the side of Interstate 5 hours later. Scarborough’s second dog, Remi, disappeared.
On Thursday, Scarborough said Remi was picked up by Seattle animal control officers. The dog apparently fell 50 feet from an overpass by Lumen Field and was spotted by a good Samaritan who waited with the dog until animal control arrived.
Scarborough is currently traveling abroad, so her mother is with Remi, who is now receiving emergency medical care.
“She was booked initially with severe injuries, potential internal bleeding but it now sounds like she’s doing well,” Scarborough told KOMO News.
The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) responded to The Dog Resort and reported heavy flames and smoke coming from the second floor of the building. The department said workers evacuated the building and attempted to corral the dogs at the facility into a gated area outside away from the fire.
The SFD said “several” dogs that were on the loose returned to the facility a couple hours after the incident. The Dog Resort employees reunited several dogs with their owners while the remaining animals were taken to another facility, the SFD said.
In an update Tuesday morning, the SFD said the cause of the fire was “undetermined.” The fire caused an estimated $150,000 in damage.
In February, more than 100 dogs were rescued after The Dog Resort location in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood caught fire. Around 115 dogs were rescued, and several were given medical attention, but no dogs were killed, and none of the employees were seriously injured in the fire.
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The SFD said that fire caused more than $300,000 in damage to the facility.
The fire at the location on Lake City Way Northeast started by a dryer in the laundry area of the facility. Officials ruled the fire was accidental.
KOMO News is still waiting to hear from the owner of The Dog Resort, who said Tuesday she would be releasing a statement in the coming days about the circumstances of the fire and address dog owner’s complaints that there weren’t better preventative measures in place after the February fire at their facilities.
KOMO News contacted the owner again Thursday for this story and is still waiting to hear back.