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Dog Owner Paying It Forward to Help Others

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You'll remember Puppy Jane Doe. She's the dog that back in December, in just a few days, went from having two broken legs and no home, to having a family that was willing to do whatever it took to make her better.

"She's been through quite a recovery process, but you can see, she's doing 100% better," said Jenny Fedei, the dog's owner.

Two months later, now Noel, has a happy home with Fedei and her husband.

"I can't imagine not having her at all! She's just, like I said, a part of my family now and I love her so much. I truly love her."

Noel is one surgery away from being healed of all injuries. During the puppy's recovery, Fedei said she made many friends.

"I had one lady who, I'd never met her before, when I had to get her to Ohio State, I didn't know who she was, she drove me all the way there and back, twice."  

Fedei said Noel might not be here today, if not for all that help. And because of all that support, helping animals has now become her passion. She's decided it's her turn to pay it forward.

"We're in the process of filling out paper work to become a nonprofit," said Fedei. "We're forming an organization called 'Paws of Health.' And what we want to do is help other people that are in the same situation that we were in with her."    

One dog Fedei is trying to help is Hunter, a 12-month old Basset Hound that was brought to Twinbrook Veterinary Hospital with severe intestinal problems.  Veterinary Technician Sheli Adams knew there wasn't time to wait, and much like Fedei, stepped up to help.  But now, the medical bills need to be paid.

"Jenny is absolutely pivotal to everything we've done and fundraising and sharing his name and his story," said Adams. "Just fantastic. She's been working day and night."

Adams said working with animals, she sees first hand just how little help there is when animals come in with emergency situations.

"Having somebody like Jenny with the nonprofit she's going for could be beneficial to a lot of people who can't afford care."

As Fedei goes through the process of creating the nonprofit, she's set up a Go Fund Me page for Hunter. You can click here to donate, or to help, you can drop off monetary donations at Twinbrook Veterinary Clinic.

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