(Leonna Heuring, Staff)
And following January's ice storm, Downey found a dog lying in a ditch, brought him to her home and nursed him back to health.
She has many more stories like these. Over the past year, Downey has been bringing stray and abused dogs to her rural East Prairie home and nursing them back to health. Her passion has since led to the formation of Alanna's K-9 Rescue Mission, which she runs out of her home.
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