Greenwood Heights pet store catches fire, store cat is missing • Brooklyn Paper


Firefighters fight a blaze inside Park Slope Pet Supplies on May 26.

Photo by Jessica Parks

At least one firefighter has been injured and a store cat is still missing after a Fifth Avenue pet supply store caught fire on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire broke out at Park Slope Pet Supplies between 21st and 22nd Streets just before 4 p.m. on May 26.

Smoke engulfed the store as FDNY staff attempted to bring the blaze under control, and Bravest from New York smashed the windows on the second story of the building to let in fresh air.

At least one smoke smoker was injured in the blaze.

Firefighters threw their fellow hero onto a stretcher as the store owner – who stood on the sidewalk shouting for the store’s cat – refused medical attention.

The feline, last seen inside the store, has yet to be found.

A firefighter came out on a stretcher. Photo by Jessica Parks

The FDNY did not immediately respond to a request for additional information.

The fire is not the store’s first fight since the start of the pandemic. The seller was reportedly kicked out last fall and launched a latest online fundraiser to help save the business, while owner Peter Papadatos has donated to local animal rescues and parishes in need, Patch reported.

Her GoFundMe raised over $ 17,000 for a goal of $ 30,000 – and features a photo of the pet store‘s darling cat.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.


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