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Alliance dog rescue providing hundreds of 'Pawsitive Endings'

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Volunteers with Pawsitive Endings Dog Rescue in Alliance have a simple mission: 'rescuing dogs and saving lives.'
Owner and Director Julie Weems says the need to rescue dogs in western Nebraska was apparent when she moved to Alliance from Colorado nine years ago.

Weems recalls visiting the Alliance Animal Shelter to see if help was needed. She says a week later she found a litter of puppies at her doorstep.

Today, Weems and 50 volunteers are preventing the euthanization of dogs and placing them in foster homes.

Weems says last week, three puppies were rescued after someone tried selling them for $20 at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Scottsbluff. She witnesses scenarios like this all too often.

She says every dog taken in gets vaccinated, spayed, neutered and placed in trial homes before a home is found for them.
"My number one goal is to help animals that don't have a chance, you can find us taking in deaf dogs, blind dogs, three-legged dogs, dogs with cancer, ones that don't have hope." Weems explained.

Weems works with volunteers and foster homes throughout Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming. She has provided more than 700 homes for dogs. Anywhere, from Newfoundland, Canada to Texas.

Families looking to adopt must go through a screening process.

For more information on how you can help, visit their Facebook page.

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