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Old 03-04-2005, 04:51 PM   #1
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Holy Cow!!

Hey did anyone else hear/read about the Petco in Newark that exploded today?
Apparantly a construction company hit a gas line and the building had its roof collapse because of an explosion!

Supposedly over 200 animals and fish and 4 people were trapped inside.
Here is the link.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7089871/

Hopefully, they can save some of the animals and fish.[/url]
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OMG that is awful. I hope not many of the animals where hurt. REgretfully I have to guess the fish where a total loss if the buliding loss power. Im sure they cut power to the building at this point.
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I have to guess the fish where a total loss if the buliding loss power. Im sure they cut power to the building at this point.
Power or not, I doubt many, if any, tanks survived that intact.
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Old 03-04-2005, 05:36 PM   #4
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I heard on the radio that no one was hurt but they were trying to resuce as many of the animals as possible.
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This is just awful news. Here's a quote from the Asbury Park Press ( a local paper in nj)

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The condition of animals in the store … including hundreds of birds, fish, lizards, guinea pigs and hamsters … remains unknown.

Eight SPCA workers were at the scene to assist the animals if needed, said Ursula Goetz, executive director of the Monmouth County SPCA, which is based a few blocks away.

She said several veterinarians and animal hospitals had volunteered space to assist wounded animals.
You can read the full article here (which I found to be more informative than msnbc's article): http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art...07/1002/SPORTS

I am so upset by this, I can't even express it in words. Supposedly the gas line they hit was unmarked, so until it's proved otherwise, I can't blame the contractor. I work in nj, and recently moved to pa, so this story is close to my heart, as I have been in the store.
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that is so sad...it happened in my neck of the woods, i live about 20 mins from eatontown and was actually only about 5 minutes away from that store when this happened...i was at lfs nearby picking up some live stock...wow...imagine if i had gone there...
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wow....thank goodness you are safe!!
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