Monday, June 11, 2012




Monday, June 11, 2012

14 Dachshunds Perish In Fire

Images of Some Available Dachshunds at Dachshund Idaho Rescue on Adopt a Pet

We're woofless.  Our hearts go out to Karen McCombs, her husband Robert, and their son, Sean, 16, who hail from Fruitland, Idaho.  Mrs. McCombs operates Dachshund Idaho Rescue out of her home there, and it was lost to fire on Saturday afternoon, along with 14 Dachshunds.  She got her 1st dachshund in 1967 and showed them for over a decade, with some champions achieved.  This rescue has going strong since 2003, placing over 100 Dachshunds and dachsie mixes.  Excerpt from The Idaho Statesman:

A Fruitland couple and their son lost just about everything they owned Saturday afternoon, after a fire tore through a single-wide trailer they were renting.
The family were all home at the time of the blaze, but they say they weren't able to act fast enough to save many of the dogs.
"I was asleep. I have bronchitis," McCombs said. She said her son was in the living room, and her husband was in the kitchen. She said the fire started out on the front porch.
"It was just like out of nowhere," McCombs said. "It just burned so fast that we could not get it under control."

McCombs said she was able to save four dogs — three dachshunds and an Akita.

The American Red Cross responded to the scene and provided vouchers for three nights at a motel in Ontario, Ore.

McCombs said she and her husband, both in their mid-60s and on Social Security, would welcome any help. They are staying at the Oregon Inn in Ontario, Room #4. Reach them at 208-695-4761.

McCombs provided their clothing sizes: boys large shirts, 34 x 30 pants, size 11 or 12 men's shoes; size 14 women's clothes and XL men's shirts and 38 x 30 pants.

Please visit the rescue's
facebook page where you can find contact information, as well as an address for donations, which will be posted soon.  

WHN is willing to do TWO quilts this time- one for the couple and one for their son who lost everything!   Who's in - who will donate again?


ShellePenn said...

I will donate whatever... My heart is breaking for this family... and for all those precious babies waking up at the Bridge.

Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby

Lovable Lily said...

How heartbreaking!

Just let us know what you need us to do! We're here for you.

I will also try and get a collection of clothes together for the hoomans and will be gathering up some food and toys for the puppers too.

Sheltie Times said...

How awful. I don't even have words when you think about all that was lost.

Doxie Rod said...

oh my gosh, how terrible! thank you for posting this, we will head over there!

The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

From the mom - something like this - the fire, the destruction and the loss of all those sweet puppers - all so senseless. I cannot fathom any of it - I am near tears here at work. When I get home I will work on whatever I can do. I still have the email addy for the contact at Mr. Chewy - he said to contact him if I have a question - maybe they can help, at least get the word out. I will also put up something on MY FB page as well as ask the Beaglebratz to put up something on their FB page. This is all just so sudden and my mind is trying to keep everything straight. I have an errand to do right after work but when I get home after that, I will do whatever I can.

Scooter said...

Oh WHN, I am so sorry to hear this story and my pack is sending love to those effected. I will be sure to add your request for fabric donations to the BCCalendar. Thanks for showing such love and support to them.
Grr and a Sorrowful Woof,
Sarge, COP

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

What a sad sad thingy. I have put a PSA on my post fur tomorrow!
So much lost..

A MilShelb Mom said...

Oh our gosh! Oh no! Oh no no no!! How horrible!! Our Mom will send fabric again! Oh goodness. :( We are so sad! :(
~Milly and Shelby

Dachshund Nola said...

I will donate. Such a horrid tragedy

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my goodness so sad
Benny & Lily

The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

We Beaglebratz haza post scheduled tu go life early Tuezday an'it will also show up on mom'z FB wall.
Shiloh'n Shasta

White Dog Blog said...

What a horrible tragedy! Of course, count the WDA in. Should we send fabric or would a monetary donation to your project best serve the need? We will also go looking for a chip in on their FB page. Please whatever, just ask. Our hearts are breaking over this.

How is Thai? We are so behind in visiting.

Ziggy Stardust said...

What a sad day for these wonderful people, I can't even imagine it. I will go to their page. I can make a small monetary donation if there is a way to do it. My heart and prayers go out to them.

Anne and Sasha

My Mind's Eye said...

Hi Doxies and Mom
We are so very very sorry.
Oh my goodness of course we'll donate fabrics for both just keep us posted.

We are excited that Tasha will be participating in our Gymnastics event.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Dachshund Nola said...

I've given you an award

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We are so very sad about this tragic news. Do you want fabric or what? We don't do FB, but thanks to your link we were able to get a peek at their FB page and some more photos of the doxies. They had already had 3 doxies cross the Bridge earlier this year [not at the same time], so we can only imagine the pain in their hearts today.

Jed & Abby