Vandals apparently set fire to dog shelter in northern Israeli town, killing two dogs and severely burning 13 others.

Vandals entered a “Let the animals live” dog shelter in the northern Israeli town of Sachnin, and set fire to the establishment on Sunday night.

Three fire crews from the Galilee branch arrived on the scene. Upon arrival the crews spotted a central fire within the area in which the dogs were housed before being adopted.

The fire captain, Lahav Mahudi Shaalan said that four of the dogs were rescued after being exposed to smoke. However, according to him, two dogs died in the flames. The origins of the fire are currently being investigated.

The organization had said that 13 dogs suffered serious burns and injuries as a result of the fire, with one dog having fled the compound, yet to be found.

One of wounded dogs (Photo: Bashir Amin)
One of wounded dogs (Photo: Bashir Amin)


All the dogs that were found in the compound after the fire have been transferred to “Let the animals live” ambulances, which are now treating them on the scene according to the organization. The majority of the animals will spend the night in a different animal shelter.

A representative from the organization had also said that the site was secured, but that the assailants managed to somehow make their way into the compound and later fled the scene.

A police report has been filed, and an investigation into the arson has been opened.

The compound has previously come under attack by vandals who have attempted to break in, or destroy elements of the property.

As reported by Ynetnews