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A Calhoun County deputy and his wife lost their home and nine pets to a fire on Wednesday.

A Calhoun County deputy and his wife lost their home and their nine pets to a fire on Wednesday.

School Resource Officer Terry Snead said he and his wife were on the way back to their Sugar Maple Road home in Sandy Run when a neighbor called.

“There’s smoke and flames coming out of your house,” the neighbor said.

When Snead and his wife arrived, their home was surrounded with four fire trucks, 14 firefighters and an ambulance.

“It was already too far gone,” he said.

They’ve lived in that home for nearly six years.

Snead said their five dogs and four cats didn’t make it.

He noted that their pets were members of their family, too.

Snead and his wife are staying with family friends for now.

The couple will eventually get a new home and furnishings.

They are thankful for the generosity of friends and the community during this difficult time.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, located at 2811 Old Belleville Road, St. Matthews, is accepting donations on behalf of the Sneads.

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