ROWAN COUNTY – The Rowan County Animal Clinic suffered heavy damage in a fire early Sunday morning.
According to fire officials, they were alerted to the fire around 1:30 a.m. and spent a few hours battling the blaze to bring it under control.
Officials were not able to comment on injuries or deaths of the animals that were being kept at the shelter. Fire Investigator Deborah Horne described the shelter as a staple of the Rowan County community for several years.
No people were injured in the fire, officials said.
Fire officials have not commented on what caused the fire.