22 animals taken from house after fire

March 29, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Nearly two dozen cats and dogs were taken uninjured yesterday from a rowhouse in Baltimore's Barclay neighborhood where firefighters extinguished a fire in a bedroom, authorities reported.

Reported at 3:32 p.m. in the 2400 block of Guilford Ave., the fire was confined to a second-floor bedroom and was under control in minutes. A male resident was treated at the scene by medics for a minor cut to a hand, said city Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright.

Eighteen cats and four dogs found in the house were taken by animal control officers to the city animal shelter on Stockholm Street.

An employee there said any city resident having more than two animals must apply for a kennel permit, and that the circumstances of the unusual number of animals found in the house would be investigated.

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