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By Karin Winegar

Phil, ill and unemployed, took an orphaned fawn into his trailer and now walks the woods with the committed stag. “I don’t recognize what I’d do with out Li’l Buck,” Phil broadcasts easily. “I wager I’d be crazy.”

Walt, a retired pipe more healthy, says, “Animals...take your heartache away. I misplaced my boy to medicines and my horse kept my life—just in the course of the remedy of riding.”

Don and Lillian dedicate their time advocating for animal rights and bringing domestic misplaced animals. in accordance with Don, “Emotionally, it’s an endorphin rush to be with [the animals]. at the metaphysical point, they provide us that means in life.”

With those and plenty of different compelling, heartfelt tales, Saved, within the phrases of Rita Mae Brown, “proves once more that love rescues us all.”

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And she’d take it, run an ad, and many times we’d get a call from the owners,” says Don. ” If Bev and Don provided safety for the lost dogs of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, the dogs provided Don and Bev and their four children with consolation, connection, and delight. Andrea, their oldest child, met her husband, Rich, when they were walking their respective dogs. The dogs—a collie named Siri and a Brittany spaniel named Lucy—were part of their wedding ceremony in a Wisconsin park. “Dogs have been important to each of us,” says Andrea, an artist.

The women may retrieve their pets when they find a safe, stable home. qxd:Layout 1 8/28/08 12:10 PM Page 36 them. And the threat to their pets is one lever that propels women to finally leave dangerous home situations. “With many women, it’s ‘You can hurt me, but don’t mess with my kids or animals,’” says Thelda Williams, the division commander of inmate programs. ” What happens to a pet when its owners are arrested? “Some animals hide under the bed and starve to death if no one else knows they are there, and some are removed to shelters or pounds,” she says.

He called me Wally too. ” Then Sam went to college. “He hung around with the wrong guys, drank beer with them, and they kept bugging him to try heroin,” says Walt. “One night, his resistance was low. qxd:Layout 1 8/28/08 12:10 PM Page 7 Walter Kuchler rides Mabel, his rescued draft-horse cross, on the mountain trails of California. qxd:Layout 1 8/28/08 12:10 PM Page 8 Sam entered chemical rehabilitation treatment twice. “It’s pretty sad when you go into rehab and listen to your son talk about putting a needle in his arm and crying in the bathroom.

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