Monday, June 11, 2012

Tragedy in Idaho

Found out today from our furends at the Long and Short of it ( that a horrible tragedy happened to the McCombs family over the weekend. Below is the info that we've received:

We're woofless. Our hearts go out to Karen McCombs, her husband Robert, and their son, Sean, 16, who hail from Fruitland, Idaho. Mrs. McCombs operates Dachshund Idaho Rescue out of her home there, and it was lost to fire on Saturday afternoon, along with 14 Dachshunds. She got her 1st dachshund in 1967 and showed them for over a decade, with some champions achieved. This rescue has going strong since 2003, placing over 100 Dachshunds and dachsie mixes. Excerpt from The Idaho Statesman:

A Fruitland couple and their son lost just about everything they owned Saturday afternoon, after a fire tore through a single-wide trailer they were renting.

The family were all home at the time of the blaze, but they say they weren't able to act fast enough to save many of the dogs.
"I was asleep. I have bronchitis," McCombs said. She said her son was in the living room, and her husband was in the kitchen. She said the fire started out on the front porch.
"It was just like out of nowhere," McCombs said. "It just burned so fast that we could not get it under control."
McCombs said she was able to save four dogs — three dachshunds and an Akita.
The American Red Cross responded to the scene and provided vouchers for three nights at a motel in Ontario, Ore.
McCombs said she and her husband, both in their mid-60s and on Social Security, would welcome any help. They are staying at the Oregon Inn in Ontario, Room #4. Reach them at 208-695-4761.
McCombs provided their clothing sizes: boys large shirts, 34 x 30 pants, size 11 or 12 men's shoes; size 14 women's clothes and XL men's shirts and 38 x 30 pants.

Please visit the rescue's facebook page where you can find contact information, as well as an address for donations, which will be posted soon. (Their Facebook page is Dachshund Idaho Rescue in case it does not link you above.)

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Since I don't have Facebook I can't check any of the new details that may have recently been posted ~ sorry! Maybe one of our furends can check to see if a new donation address has been posted yet and leave a comment for me with it.

Our family will be sending down a care package this weekend for the hoomans and the surviving puppers.

Please keep this family in your prayers as they truly need all of them right now.

So very sad to know that the Rainbow Bridge now has 14 new Angels.

With many tears,
Lily Belle


  1. What a SAD TRAGEDY this is. It just broke my heart to hear about it.
    Run FREE and FAST dear ones all.

  2. From Facebook: "tomorrow we will be posting the address for donations." Such a terrible thing to happen. Run free, babies. Run free.

  3. There is a PO Box st up in Fruitland for anyone who would like to send donations of anykind... PO BOX 371 Fruitland, Id. 83619..... THANK YOU AGAIN!!!! - from Facebook

    So sorry to hear about this. Deccy x

  4. So sad! I will send them hope and healing energy--thanks for letting us know.

  5. Declan beat me to it :) I've given you an award!

  6. This is just too tragic for words. Sometimes too many have to cross the rainbow bridge at once.


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