By Donita Casey

This week has been overwhelming in Vinton. One moment everything was normal, while the next was filled with tragedy and heartbreak. We’ve been grateful each and every moment since the fire that our pets are safe, but our hearts break for our community and friends.

We know we can never do enough to thank the individuals that risked their lives to stop the fire.

After their night of fundraising at the FOTSI building for the Vinton Fire Dept. the puppies and cats (and visitors) raised $227.00!

Anyone not able to stop in may make a directed donation last night can still do so on our website (