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Dog's life

Friday, January 13, 2012

(Photo)
Trace White, the director of the Sikeston Area Humane Society, takes one of the dogs for a walk during his lunch hour. With the help of volunteers, the Society is increasing the number of homes it is able to find for the dogs and cats brought to the facility.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Humane Society works to expand its community outreach, services

jillb@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON - If volunteers at the Sikeston Area Humane Society were paid in tail wags and excited barks, they would be rich.

Each day the 70 to 80 dogs kept by the local Humane Society watch expectantly as the volunteers arrive. The volunteers offer the dogs a chance to exercise and more importantly a bit of love.

Karla Nabert said the dogs easily recognize the regulars who volunteer, including her 4-year-old son. While she appreciates the wags, the most rewarding moment, she said, is when an animal finds a loving home.

"It's a good feeling," she said.

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