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Features August 2016 Issue

If the ‘special need’ is age

Amputee Callie Mae died on Easter Sunday this year after attending church with her family, the Easterbrooks. After allowing themselves time to grieve their loss, they returned to the shelter to adopt again, this time choosing two 10-year-old Labs, one of whom, Nugget, weighs a hefty 140 pounds — which will require veterinary oversight to address a health issue that could compromise her overall well-being, not to mention her longevity. …

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