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Animaniacs burns down.

Postby Bushviper » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:09 pm

Apparently last night the facility hired by Henry Kemp of Animaniacs was burning and he ran into the fire to save whatever animals he can. He packed a whole bunch of ball pythons that were in the quarantine area. By the time he came out the fire had reached him and in his haste to get past the flames he was engulfed, fell and dropped the box. The animals were all killed and he is in the burns unit with 35% second degree burns.

Our thoughts go out to him and his family. The cause of the fire is not known.
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Re: Animaniacs burns down.

Postby Lillypod » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:28 pm

Shame, this is horrible! I wish him a quick recovery and for his business to be up and running again in no time. Good luck!
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Re: Animaniacs burns down.

Postby Eyelash » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:31 pm

That's terrible !

Your prayers are with you H !
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Re: Animaniacs burns down.

Postby Westley Price » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:36 pm

Ouch, that's a hard knock.

I commend you for your bravery and wish you as well as your business a speedy recovery.

The fact that such an awesome collection of animals was lost is also quite the knock to the hobby in certain aspects.

Good luck and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Re: Animaniacs burns down.

Postby Mitton » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:39 pm

Terrible news, so sorry to hear this. All the best Henry, hope you recover soon.
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Re: Animaniacs burns down.

Postby SABOAMAN » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:48 pm

Terrible terrible news. Saw the news on FB this morning early.

Henry, hope you have make a full recovery, our prayers are with you and your family
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Re: Animaniacs burns down.

Postby Izzy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:56 pm

Always sad to hear of the loss of life be it animals or otherwise. I hope your wounds heals quickly and that you are up and going soon!
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Re: Animaniacs burns down.

Postby Blake » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:39 pm

That's hectic and horrible news, never good to hear such bad news.

Really wish Henry all the best for his business in the future and wish a speedy recovery.
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Re: Animaniacs burns down.

Postby Blet » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:53 pm

Absolutely terrible. Hope you make a speedy recovery ,mate
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Re: Animaniacs burns down.

Postby Jamster » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:22 pm

Terrible news! All of best and wishing you a speedy recovery.

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Re: Animaniacs burns down.

Postby froot » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:41 pm

What a horrible thing to happen, I hope there's a quick recovery for both him and his business.
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Re: Animaniacs burns down.

Postby Kakibos » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:59 pm

That's awful, hope you recover soon Henry.
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Re: Animaniacs burns down.

Postby Scar69 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:38 pm

This is gonna be a tough recovery
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Re: Animaniacs burns down.

Postby Pieter89 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:31 pm

Terrible! Good luck with the recovery!
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Re: Animaniacs burns down.

Postby Warren Klein » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:48 pm

What a sickening feeling to hear of this tragic news. Fire is one of the greatest fears in reptile collections. We should all take this as a warning to ensure our systems are safe and working properly. Our thoughts go out to Henry and his family. Best wishes, Warren and Nicole.
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