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Seattle Area MINI Dealer Becomes Animal Shelter

seattle.pi reports that a fire at Animal Critical Care & Emergency Center caused about 20 sick, injured or recovering dogs and a few cats to find refuge at Seattle MINI, the Center's next door neighbor. The article reports, in part:
Chuck Hill, who works at Seattle Mini, a car dealership next to Animal Critical Care & Emergency Services, said he came outside and saw smoke coming from the roof of the building. Firefighters, dispatched at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, arrived to find that a laundry dryer had caught fire in the facility.

Smoke from the fire forced the evacuation of about 20 animals, including some in a medically fragile state.

Hill and his coworkers offered to take in the animals and keep them warm as staff from the facility worked out what to do with the pets in their care.

The dealership, which welcomes customers’ dogs, already had a bowl of water and dog snacks in the lobby. In fact, the company’s mascot is an English bulldog and a few toy bulldogs can be seen around the dealership.

As the last of the dogs left the dealership, some sent to other facilities, Hill swept up dog hair that accumulated on the floor of the business.

He said that later on Tuesday the dealership has a top executive from Mini Cooper stopping by for a visit and that the dealership needed to look good. In the eyes of their four-legged neighbors, the warm dealership stocked with water bowls and dog snacks couldn’t have looked better.