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Camille Haglin (left) and Amy Houde, Heartland Animal Rescue Team employees, st

Animal lovers show they have a HART


When the Heartland Animal Rescue Team in Baxter asked for help in feeding its abandoned dogs and cats, the response was overwhelming.

For the first time in many years, HART ran out of donated dog and cat food Wednesday at the animal shelter and was forced to buy food. The shelter has about 80 animals now, including impounded cats and dogs and those up for adoption. On Wednesday alone they took in about 35 stray cats and kittens and five dogs. 

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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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