Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Norwood resident grieving loss of 11 dogs in fire

In addition to 11 of her dogs dying in a fire Monday night that destroyed dog rescuer Shannon Debra’s Madison Ave. home, 2 cats and a 7-year-old female Boxer-Labrador Retriever mix escaped the fire and are missing. Two of the three dogs rescued from the house were seriously injured, including 1 that will likely need skin grafts. The Enquirer has a photo slide show of Shannon having her injured dogs treated at MedVet animal ER on Red Bank Road.

Shannon, an attorney, founded both Recycled Doggies, a foster rescue organization, and Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry, which distributes donated pet food to pet owners in need. The group still plans to hold a donation drive for pet food from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa, 5081 Madison Road in Oakley.

Donations are being accepted to the Shannon DeBra and Recycled Doggies Benefit Fund at any Fifth Third Bank location and funds are being collected on a website called Chip In, which had amassed $4,585 in donations by 8:30 p.m.

Click here to learn more about Recycled Doggies.