Vigil for animal rescuers who lost home in fire

Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 11:21 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2023 at 8:53 AM CST
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MARKED TREE, Ark. (KAIT) - A show of community support Thursday after a home was destroyed by a fire, killing several animals.

A vigil was held in Marked Tree to help two volunteers for the city’s animal rescue who lost their home on Monday, Jan. 16.

The home, according to a social media post by the Marked Tree School District, belonged to its former band director Tommy Walker.

To help Walker and his wife get back on their feet, the district and students are “working on several ways to try and help.”

The district will hold a penny drive during Friday night’s basketball game.

While the animals are getting help at the vet, the issue of replacing supplies, like food, is far from over.

“Our rescue needs a lot of different things for support for the animals when they come back from the vet,” volunteer Rhonda Davis said.

If you’d like to donate to help support the recovery of the animals, you can donate on the animal rescue’s GoFundMe page.