Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Wanted: Lots of Loving Homes.(Final)

Byline: Isabel Sanchez Journal Staff Writer

Animal Humane Chief Drawn To Helping Pets

Every dog or cat that gets dumped at a shelter's door or dragged in as a stray has a story, but not many of them star a five-legged dog.

This was before Judi Pierson's time -- she joined Animal Humane Association of New Mexico as its executive director in January. But, Pierson says, it's a good story nevertheless because the five-legged dog is now a three-legged dog, and she's "wonderful."

Angel illustrates several points. First, the sort of puppy that shelters see too often -- unwanted. Second, the effectiveness of volunteers, because no one wants to adopt a medical bill for a five-legged dog. …

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