A fire at a Massachusetts animal shelter last week took the lives of 39 cats and 17 dogs. Here's how you can help.

The blaze broke out in Paxton, Mass at the Sweetpea Friends of Rutland Animals around 11pm Saturday night.

'Our shelter on the border of Paxton and Rutland caught fire on Saturday 11/21/2015. We lost 17 dogs and 39 cats. We are still in a state of shock, trying to take care of the remaining animals and to clean up.'

Firefighters, emergency responders and volunteers should be commended for the work they did in saving as many animals as they could. 

As you might imagine, the shelter has an extensive 'WISH LIST.' Please visit their website for information on how you can donate.

A GOOD camera (with rechargeable batteries)
A computer (Desktop, pref. HP)
Extra Ink Cartridges
Cordless phone system with answering machine
3 tier Cat playpen (from pet edge)
Kuranda Dog Beds

Canned Cat/kitten food
Cat toys
Large Poop Scoop
Large Trash Bags
Scrub brush on pole
Yesterday’s News Kitty Litter
Dry Cat /Dog Food
Outdoor toys
Large and small chews
Martingale collars (small/medium)
Used towels/blankets/sheets
wet vac
Large kitty play pens
Large Litter Boxes