Funding issues hamper efforts of Harrah animal rescue

CARRIE COPPERNOLL Published: July 27, 2009
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e has 11 dogs in her care.

"We just keep hoping to place dogs, place homeless dogs into loving homes,” she said. "That’s our goal. That’s all I can handle.”

Volunteer Danielle Bigham, 14, began helping with Must Love Dogs two months before the fire, which investigators suspect was caused by electrical problems.

"Her house was gone,” she said. "Totally gone. The dogs were safe, which was a good thing. Nobody was hurt. … We just wanted her to keep going. We know there are dogs out there that need help.”

Bigham said she’s proud of how far the nonprofit has come in the past year.

"We’re doing better,” she said. "We’re not as big as it was, but we’ve probably adopted out 100 dogs since the beginning of the year. I think we’ve come far. It makes me feel good that I can help somebody out and help the dogs.”


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Dogs up for adoption through Must Love Dogs Rescue are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 7177 SE 29 in Midwest City. The rescue accepts cash and in-kind donations, and volunteers are always needed. Donations can be mailed to Must Love Dogs Rescue, P.O. Box 233, Harrah, OK 73045. For more information, call 219-1551 or go to mustlovedogs.moonfruit.com.


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