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22 animals die after a kennel fire in Beaver Dam

The Pioneer Press posted an AP story on a kennel fire that killed 21 dogs in Beaver Dam, Wis., on Saturday.

The Beaver Dam Fire Department says about 31 dogs were at Everafter Kennels when the fire was reported at 6:40 p.m. Friday.

Using information from a Web site, the kennel was reported as a family-owned operation that breeds Doberman Pinscher and Chinese Crested dogs.

Officials said the fire damaged two sides of the structure, and caused a cave-in on one end of the roof.

The Dodge County Humane Society was contacted to help in recovering the dogs.

A local news source, the Beaver Dam Citizen Daily, offered more specific information on the story.

The boarding kennel, Moa's Everafter Kennels, was owned by Margarita Files. 22 animals were reported to have died, 21 dogs and one cat.

This article states that only 25 animals were in the kennel at the time of the fire, as opposed to 31.

Kennel records were destroyed, so Files has been unable to contact all of the animal owners.

The kennel provided dog and cat boarding, grooming and daycare services.