The call came in at about 8:15 a.m. from an automated fire alarm at the Dunstan Animal Care Clinic. The clinic is on East Sternberg Road near U.S. 31 in Norton Shores. Workers believe a vacuum system may have somehow malfunctioned and started the fire.
The Norton Shores Fire Department was able to quickly gain access to the building and put the fire out. Firefighters also rescued two cats.
The building sustained some interior damage from flames and smoke.