113 dogs rescued from Jurupa Valley fire need new homes

More than 100 dogs impounded after the property where they were kept in Jurupa Valley sustained major damage during a fire are now available for adoption.

The non-injury blaze occurred at a residence in the 6000 block of Avenida Juan Diaz, adjacent to the Jurupa Hills Country Club, shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

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The flames erupted in a garage attached to a house and spread into the living quarters, displacing the four occupants, according to the agency.

Firefighters discovered 113 canines, mostly small terrier mix breeds, at the location while knocking down the blaze, which remains under investigation. None of the dogs suffered injuries.

Department of Animal Services personnel were summoned, and between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, they collected, examined and impounded the dogs, spokeswoman Kerri Mabee told City News Service.

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