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Diane Whiting lifted one of two bags of dog food out of her car Wednesday in the

HART in desperate need of dog, cat food


Heartland Animal Rescue Team has always relied on the kindness of its supporters to provide bags of dog and cat food for its many homeless animals.

But the Baxter animal shelter ran out of pet food Tuesday and was forced for the first time in many years to purchase food. 

“We are just loaded down with animals,” Donna Wambeke, HART executive director, said Wednesday. “We took in 40 animals yesterday.”

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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