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Goochland Animal Rescuer's Home Goes Up In Flames

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GOOCHLAND, VA—A fire broke out Tuesday at the home of a Goochland County animal rescuer and caused major damage, but the homeowner is more concerned about the scores of animals she's rescued.

The fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at a home on Tabscott Road in Goochland County.

Annette Thompson's home went up in flames when hot coals were disposed of too close to her home, the fire chief said.

Thompson has more than 60 animals on her property, and a few were inside her home at the time of the fire.

She was able to rescue all but one of them, a cat.

Now, Thompson is looking to the community to help the remaining animals.

"If someone is willing to foster some of these animals, that would help," said Thompson.

She's also accepting donations from the community.

"Dog food would help; that would be one expense I wouldn't have to handle," she said.

If you'd like to help Thompson, you may email her at petrescuer@aol.com.

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