Three-hundred cats rescued after fire engulfs animal shelter in Russia

Russian emergency workers rescued hundreds of cats and several dogs from a fire that engulfed an animal shelter today.

The Emergencies Ministry said its team quickly responded to the fire on St. Petersburg's Vasilyevsky Island, evacuating 300 cats and seven dogs from the shelter.

It didn't specify whether any of the animals in the shelter was hurt.

The ministry said it took 2.5 hours for 37 emergency workers and 10 engines to extinguish the blaze.

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    Seven dogs were also evacuated from the scene on St. Petersburg's Vasilyevsky Island. Source: Associated Press