Devastating Fire at the Houston Pittie Pack

The story from the Houston Pittie Pack hit me this morning like a ton of bricks.  The humans were able to escape to safety from a devastating fire, but their house has been destroyed.  This is a literal story of lost everything except the clothes on their backs.  One of Sandra’s notes this morning described a neighbor raiding a baby shower gift for Pampers.  Another note described someone bringing dog food and bowls for the surviving dogs.

And that is where the pain really intensifies.  Sandra also lost five of her seven rescue Pit Bulls.  As a family of rescues, we can not even begin to fathom the depths of pain the family is feeling.

So they are grieving their losses and trying to hold things together without a home – all a week before Christmas.  But, as always, the dog blogging community is rallying.  This chip-in has been created by a very reliable source and will appear on a number of blogs.  All of the money will go to the family to help them buy the basics they need over the next few days.  If you are able, please click this link and help a fellow rescuer.


  1. houndstooth on December 17, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I feel just awful for them! I can’t even imagine how devastated and lost they must feel right now!

  2. Ronnii, Uji & Izzy on December 17, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Wee is still strugglin to takes it all in

    Ronnii, Uji & Izzy

  3. melF on December 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    This is absolutely heartbreaking news. I cannot imagine the pain and loss Sandra is feeling. Will be helping. Thank you for letting us know.

    I am just heartbroken.

  4. bichonpawz on December 17, 2011 at 5:27 am

    We are so very sorry for this tragedy. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. We have put the widget on our sidebar too.

  5. Hawk aka BrownDog on December 16, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Y’all,

    So good to see all the “chip ins”. No words can ever express the sorrow we feel and we can never fathom the sorrow and pain the Houston Pitties feel.

    Hawk aka BrownDog

  6. Christina on December 16, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I feel so sorry for them. I would help if I could but all I can offer is my sympathies over their losses. But I am happy to see that the dog-blog community is being so generous.

  7. The Bleu... and now also The Reufus on December 16, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    We mourn so deeply the losses of those sweet Houston Pitties… but are so grateful that Sandra, Joshua, the baby and some of the Pitties escaped. Our hearts are SO heavy… We’re helping through the Chip-In, but we’re also here in Houston… so if you find there’s a need to be filled locally, please don’t hesitate to call on us!

    with love from the Bleu… Reufus and the Mom, too

  8. Amy on December 16, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    How awful I can’t imagine…:( I’ve never even read their blog but I donated to the chip-in, what sad news. 🙁

  9. Clive on December 16, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    That is heartbreaking news, we are so very sorry for them all.

  10. Sagira on December 16, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    We love the pittie pack and we so very sorry to hear this news. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain they must be feeling right now. 🙁

  11. Amy@GoPetFriendly on December 16, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    This is just heartbreaking. I hope the family finds comfort and peace in the arms of their friends, and that the support they get from people they’ve never met helps mend their broken hearts.

  12. Jackie on December 16, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I only wish we could have given more. My heart goes out to Sandra…. Our pack of (now 7 ourselves) sends healing thoughts…

  13. Sam on December 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Our hearts are breaking this morning, but we hope they will take comfort in our wonderful blogging community rallying to help in any way…

    Sam’s Mom, Christine

  14. Painter Pack on December 16, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I can’t stop thinking of her, her family and the pups she lost. It has broken my heart. Praying for their strength and healing.

  15. Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart on December 16, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    We had some $$ just sitting in our PayPal account that I’d forgotten about, so we gave it all to the cause. I hope it helps.

  16. Leslie on December 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Oh my goodness. I’m so sorry for their losses. We will definitely chip-in and share. My heart goes out to them. 🙁

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