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Indian Stray Dogs And Pups Find Shelter And Care In Minnetonka

23 Jul 2014 | by Neha Manchanda | Posted in: Wag News

“India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one.” - Shashi Tharoor

We often hear heartwarming stories of pups, especially stray pups being adopted by kind and warm hearted people. Not only the stray pups are loved and cared just like family members, a promise to a better future for them is also made.

One such heartwarming story is the story of Heather Bruhn Worm from St. Cloud, Minnetonka. Heather, who works with van Wagenen Financial Services an IT firm, was in India for a business trip and fell in love with the stray dog and her puppies dwelling near her office building. A volunteer for several animal rescue organisations in her city, Heather decided to feed the dogs and the puppies everyday. When time came for her to go back home, Heather could not bring to her heart to leave her canine friends behind. Heather arranged for flying the puppies to US and bore the entire cost for the same.


Anna Stratton, a Volunteer for Tri County Humane Society with one of the puppies from India

With a close collaboration between Tri County Humane Society and Minneapolis-St. Paul shelter, Heather has managed to have 21 dogs rescued from the shambles in India and transported them to be cared for and adopted by loving families. Heather’s aunt manages Lake Rosie's Rescue on the Red Lake Indian reservation, and helps in finding suitable homes for the puppies. The puppies are transported and funds are collected for their transport and vaccinations.

Heather and her aunt believe that one may not be able to look after all the animals, but helping a few can make all the difference. Now thats definitely worthy a cheer!

Source: US Today

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