Update: Texas shelter working its way back after fire

By on March 30, 2016

In March, we told you about the Humane Society of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, the shelter that caught fire and experienced great loss. Read the original story here. 

We recently got an update from the shelter and are glad to pass it along. If you haven’t already, please share and help if you can. The great loss the shelter, its animals, and its people are still reeling from the tragic event.


From the Humane Society of Southeast Texas:


74 Dogs Die in Tragic Fire at HSSET

On March 15, 2016, the Humane Society of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, Texas, caught fire.  The fire was caused by an undetermined electrical failure, possibly an electrical outlet located in the laundry room.  74 dogs died, though all other animals made it out alive.  Our survivors are all in foster care or receiving treatment at the vet clinic as the shelter awaits its verdict.

The HSSETX Shelter has been serving the Southeast Texas community for over 45 years, providing temporary shelter, love and care to 150 to 200 animals every day. Now, the ceilings are caved in, the walls are covered in ash, and ghosts walk the hallways.

We have started a GoFundMe campaign for rebuilding the HSSET.

Once we know the extent of the damages to the shelter we will explore our options.  The GoFundMe can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/qrusw2qk and further information is available on our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/petsforpeople/.  While we are also grateful for all types of physical donations, please understand that our storage space is incredibly limited at the moment.


Address: The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, PO Box 1629, Beaumont, TX, 77704

Email: hssetrp@gmail.com


We do not currently have operating phones.  Please email us and someone will be in touch for any questions you may have.



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