Fifteen dogs and at least five cats are dead after a fire in the Town of Rock Wednesday. Rock County Humane Society Operations Manager Jim Hurley says the dogs killed in Wednesday's fire weren't mistreated. He had inspected the home and found it to be clean but there were too many dogs in a small space.
The Town of Rock is the same area where 44 Siberian Huskies were rescued from a home several years ago. The Humane Society worked with adoption centers as far away as Southern Illinois and Minnesota and were able to place within the canines with a week and a half.
Hurley has spoken with the town board in the past about establishing limits for pets but says the officials looked at Husky case as an isolated incident. He does not believe in limiting animals for farmers.