Not only is our town grieving the loss of its beloved pet store to this morning’s fire but the many animals that perished. Most, if not all, of the mammals died, and many reptiles may not survive the next 24 hours. Ironically, Winston, the giant tortoise, was one of the first to be rescued by firefighters. I took this picture just one block from where I sit at my desk every day. It’s the back side of the building, where traffic was being diverted. Here’s the news report. Check out Critter Cabana’s Facebook page and see Winston.
12-13-12—a sad, sad day here in Newberg.