At least some cats and two birds died from a fire overnight at Ayla Acre's No-Kill Animal Rescue in Madison County, staff told First Coast News on Friday.
Staff at the 45-acre animal sanctuary with more than 100 animals in Greenville, Florida said they believe the fire started from a heat lamp inside a tortoise enclosure.
The two caretakers who live there said they tried their best to get all of the animals out safely, but unfortunately, lost two birds and an unknown number of cats.
No staff was injured. Staff also say its horses, donkeys and the tortoise is ok.
On Friday, Ayla Acre's will continue to survey the damage from the fire and determine how many animals were lost.
Ayla Acre's is known for taking in several pets from the Bahamas as a result of Hurricane Dorian.
It has a location in St. Augustine that is also a thrift store, which was heavily damaged from Hurricane Matthew.
The non-profit is in need of donations to help rebuild the animal sanctuary.
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