Festus, MO (KSDK) - They survived a fire that destroyed their home, now the owner of three dogs hopes they just survive.
As the renter moves on from the fire, she's hoping someone will help her pets do the same.
The fire broke out around 4 a.m. Monday morning in Festus, and Hanna Kilburn woke up to the sound of a smoke alarm.
"I went to this room you see behind us and smoke was just barreling out. This was engulfed, this was just glowing," she said.
Almost everything inside the house is gone, including one of the family's four dogs.
As the Kilburns look for a new home, their three other dogs are in a similar position.
"They're my biggest worry," she said. "Everyone else I know has a full house of dogs, and I can't really take them with me."
With a few spaces open at the town shelter, Festus Animal Control volunteered to temporarily house the dogs.
So far, Sawyer, Penny and Darcy have been model tenants.
"They're very playful, very gentle dogs," said Matt Clemons with Festus Public Works.
But unfortunately the shelter isn't in the business of full-time fostering.
"If there happened to be a few bite cases or animals running at-large, size decreases very quickly of runs available," said Clemons.
So they're hoping someone will come forward to give the dogs a new home.
It's a resolution their former owner is now accepting too.
"As long as they were loved and cared for like I did, I would be fine with that," said Kilburn.