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Rescued disabled puppies travel from rural Alaska to Juneau


December 14, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Every morning, Cathy Dobson walks into her kitchen to make breakfast. The moment she steps into the room, her slippers are covered in rollicking puppies.

“I love it,” she said.

From her home in the Mendenhall Valley, Dobson is one of the most reliable volunteers for Southeast Organization For Animals, a network that connects abandoned animals with new owners.

This week, she has some special guests: A litter of 6-week-old puppies from Prince of Wales Island. Most of them are blind. One is both blind and deaf.

For SOFA, as the network is better known, dealing with...

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