LOUISVILLE, Colo. (KDVR) – The Louisville pet store owner has been honored for her contributions to the relief effort after the Marshall Fire.
Bernadette Pflug has donated her business to search and rescue teams who have helped keep service animals safe.
On Monday, she was recognized by the Boulder County Sheriff for allowing the decontamination of search and rescue dogs at her store.
“These search and rescue dogs, people underestimate the intelligence of dogs,” Pflug said. “I don’t think we did anything anyone else wouldn’t.”
She and her staff managed to get several dogs out of her store as flames engulfed the mall where it is located.
“I walked into our store and told everyone we need to evacuate, get all the dogs, put them in our cars and take them home,” Pflug said.
Security cameras captured footage of smoke pouring into his store as the flames closed in. Luckily for her, the store was spared the fire.
“Huge, huge sigh of relief at how incredibly blessed we have been,” Pflug said.
As it was undamaged, Pflug opened its store to search and rescue teams.
“We just gave them full access to our facility to use as much as they needed or wanted,” Pflug said.
At his store, search and rescue dogs were decontaminated from the ashes and chemicals they were carrying after searching burned homes.
“We want these dogs to be clean and healthy and able to go back to work the next day. They are amazing dogs,” Pflug said.
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