A week after a fire ripped through the popular Bridget Foy's restaurant in Queen Village, destroying it and the adjacent Doggie Style Pets, the pet store announced Wednesday that it will donate its inventory to area animal rescue organizations.

Doggie Style Pets, on 2nd Street near South, was damaged by the Oct. 25, 2017, fire that ripped through Bridget Foy’s.
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Doggie Style Pets, on 2nd Street near South, was damaged by the Oct. 25, 2017, fire that ripped through Bridget Foy’s.

The pet store, on 2nd Street near South, "was deemed a loss when smoke seeped in through the walls adjoining Bridget Foy's," the store said in a statement. Two rescue dogs, Yogi and Precious, who had been staying at the pet store under an arrangement with Saved Me, a no-kill shelter, died from smoke inhalation.

Yogi, left, and Precious died in the fire that destroyed Bridget Foy’s restaurant.
Saved Me
Yogi, left, and Precious died in the fire that destroyed Bridget Foy’s restaurant.

Yogi, a 4-year-old shepherd mix, had been rescued from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, and Precious, a chihuahua mix, was saved from a hoarding situation in Bowling Green, Ky., according to Saved Me.

In honor of Yogi and Precious, the store's salvageable goods, estimated to be worth $120,000, will go to help other rescued pets, Doggie Style Pets said in its statement.

Bridget Foy's, a popular neighborhood fixture on South Street for nearly 40 years, was hit by a two-alarm fire about 1:15 a.m. Oct. 25.

Rescue organizations receiving donations from about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday include Saved Me animal rescue, Red Paws Emergency Relief Team, Green Street Rescue, Hand2Paw, and Animal Aid USA, according to Doggie Style's statement.

The Fire Marshal's Office lists the cause of the blaze as "undetermined," a Fire Department spokeswoman said Wednesday. "Due to the extensive damage and unstable structure, our investigators were not able to get inside for a thorough investigation," she said in an email.

The fire apparently started in the basement and spread quickly through the building, authorities said. Three firefighters were treated for minor injuries. About a dozen apartment residents were displaced.

Upcoming fundraisers for Bridget Foy's include a benefit at 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at O'Neals Pub, 611 S. 3rd St.