Fire near Sparta kills more than 3 dozen dogs, 2 cats

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — More than three dozen dogs and two cats died from smoke inhalation after a house fire north of Sparta.

Fire officials say crews were sent to a house fire on Sunday afternoon and had to force their way into the building.

Inside, they found several dogs kenneled on the first story. A total of 14 adult dogs and 12 puppies died. Two cats also died.

Several dogs that were in outside kennels were unharmed.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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