Oct 8, 2013 2:02 PM by Maddie Garrett
In Black Forest, a sense of normalcy is starting to return after the devastating fire over the summer. The local veterinary clinic is re-opening after it burned down a few months ago.
Dr. Ted Mohr said he and his staff are happy to be home in Black Forest and once again seeing patients there. The Black Forest Veterinary Clinic is the only vet's office in the area.
The new clinic is built right across the street from where the old one once stood. The charred remains of the building's foundation can still be seen from the parking lot of the new location.
Mohr said after the fire, he almost considered retiring, but it was the community that encouraged him to rebuild, like so many others in Black Forest.
"I did feel a strong sense of community to come back and as time has gone on, I've felt more and more support and I see more people going out of their way to help me," said Mohr.
Mohr added that the rebuilding process touches just about everybody in Black Forest, whether they've lost their home, know someone who has, or have helped others in the area.
To celebrate the rebuilding and to encourage the community, the Black Forest Vet Clinic is holding an open house on October 19, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at their new location, 12655 Black Forest Rd, Ste 118.
The open house and grand re-opening will include tours of the new clinic, food and giveaways. Dr. Mohr said anyone is welcome along with their pets. He hopes the community will celebrate with them on "returning home to the Forest."