A refuge for homeless pets
Cottage Grove resident Maggie Larson's black Labrador-Newfoundland mix was in bad shape when he arrived at Animal Ark No-Kill Shelter in Hastings.
"He was 3 or 4 years old and had belonged to a family in northern Minnesota who didn't want him. They barely fed him and never gave him any water," she said. "He had mange, he was heartworm positive, his front teeth were broken and he was starving."