Bonnie Chapman, daughter to Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman, has announced that her house has burned, destroying most of her belongings and six of her pets.
“On Tuesday, April 25, I lost my home and most of my belongings in a devastating house fire,” she told ET. “What’s even more heartbreaking is that I also lost my six beloved pets: Merlyn, Plum, Azriel, Nyssa, Sophie, and Stokley. Their beautiful souls brought joy, love and meaning into my life, and I am deeply grieving their loss.”
The six pets include a dog, a gecko, a snake, and three cats. All of them lived inside of the Fisherville, VA, rental home that burned.
“I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Augusta County Fire Department workers who responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Their incredible care, compassion, and professionalism truly amazed me. They arrived in less than five minutes after receiving the first emergency call, and they even attempted to resuscitate my pets after rescuing them from the burning home. The firefighters took great care to respect my pets and demonstrated heroic efforts to save them.”
Chapman shared that the cause of the fire was “electrical issues”, and that while she lost most of her belongings, she was able to save the ashes of her mother, saying, “I hope that my mom is really happy to have Plum with her.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that life is fragile, and we should cherish the moments we have with our loved ones, including our pets