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Pet Tales: Edmond woman's mission is to save innocent lives

Heather Warlick: Crystal Maib, founder of Orphaned Angels Rescue in Edmond, works tirelessly to find homes for dogs in danger of being euthanized.
by Heather Warlick Published: January 14, 2013
/articleid/3745573/1/pictures/1926899">Photo - Crystal Maib, founder of Orphaned Angels Rescue, holds Ada, a dog in her rescue program. Photo provided
Crystal Maib, founder of Orphaned Angels Rescue, holds Ada, a dog in her rescue program. Photo provided

Saving animals such as Ada is Maib's mission in life, though she does work, too.

“I have a full-time job. I have to have a full-time job to pay for the rescue,” she said. Orphaned Angels Rescue operates solely from donations and adoption fees.

“It's all a choice. Most rescues do pay out of their own pocket,” she said. Orphaned Angels currently has eight volunteers, Maib said.

“We could so use more fosters,” Maib said. “We could save more dogs.”

Most every weekend, Maib brings several animals to locations for adoption opportunities, often in Bryant Square and other locations in Edmond. You can find out where the group will be on its Facebook page.

To find out more about Orphaned Angels Rescue, go to the organization's Facebook page, or to or email Maib at

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by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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