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Pets reunited with owners days after Beaver Dam apartment explosion

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BEAVER DAM (WKOW) -- Not only neighboring residents have been displaced following Monday's explosion in Beaver Dam apartment, but many pets are homeless as well.

Cats rescued from building where explosion happened have been dropped off at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center. Others were taken to humane society for owners to pick up.

Residents affected by the evacuation attended a town hall meeting Wednesday morning at St. Katharine Drexel parish with FBI victim assistance specialists and Dodge County Emergency Management. 

"We're bringing pets back and going to reunite some of these families with their fur babies," said Amy Nehls, director of emergency management for Dodge County. "I know they're very excited and thankful for that and so are we."

Diane Carr finally was reunited with her cat Pumpkin at the parish Wednesday, but her second cat is being held for 10 days, after biting a firefighter while being rescued. She's relieved going back to the hotel knowing they're both safe. 

"My 'kids' are more than anything, these guys come first," she said.

Authorities say all the pets have now been safely reunited with their owners. 

Police were called about 1 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2018, to the Village Glen Apartments on Knaup Drive for a report of an explosion. 

The blast it blew out the windows and a sliding glass door in a second floor apartment, when police entered, they found  the body of a man and a large quantity of explosive chemicals.

On Wednesday morning, authorities conducted a controlled detonation inside the apartment.

Beaver Dam Police Chief  John Kreuziger said at a Wednesday morning news conference that the apartment contained, "highly volatile, homemade explosives."

"They are so sensitive and cannot be removed," Kreuziger said. 

As a result it took until Tuesday to remove the body.

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