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Muskogee woman works to rescue animals in Oklahoma

Posted at 7:46 PM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 21:16:37-05

MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- A Muskogee woman is on mission to rescue animals on the verge of being euthanized and find them healthy homes.

Erika Kallas started rescuing animals over as a hobby about three years ago, but in the past year she's saved more than 200 dogs.

"They say it takes a village to do this, it really takes a village to do this," Kallas said.

She works with agencies in Oklahoma City, Minnesota, and other states up north to transport dogs who would be killed here in Oklahoma.

Kallas says the care and delivery of the animals adds up.

"Raise money to help with who I have at the present moment just to help keep them fed and raise money for transport, medications, just different things like that," said Kallas.

Many animals Kalls rescues are in tough shape, either blind, deaf, or have been over-bred.

"Every time you have a breeding situation like that you face a lot of challenges," Kallas said.

But Kallas takes on those challenges, working everyday to give these pups a second chance at life.

"Understand just really how important it is about spay and neutering, you really can’t preach it enough," Kallas said.

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