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Saving pets is a calling


Lumberjack Rescue needs volunteers

Maria Gonzalez
Special to the Minden Press-Herald

SPRINGHILL – Lumberjack Rescue has been saving animals in Webster Parish and surrounding areas since 2011. Now, they are pleading with the community to get more involved.

“Dogs are abandoned for several different reasons,” said Erica Dawn Leopard, Lumberjack Rescue manager. “I’ve heard everything from ‘It’s no longer a puppy and not cute anymore’ to more legitimate reasons, like the owner has health issues and can no longer take care of it.”

Leopard said the biggest problem, however, is a lack of “follow through.” People start out with the best of intentions, but as


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