PetCare of Duluth Rounding Up Donations for Leech Lake Legacy

By KBJR News 1

PetCare of Duluth Rounding Up Donations for Leech Lake Legacy

June 6, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2013 at 9:50 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - In celebration of "PetCare of Duluth's" one year anniversary, the clinic is helping pets on the Leech Lake Reservation.

Leech Lake Legacy is a charitable group that helps homeless animals in crisis on the reservation.

The organization was founded two years ago by Jenny Fitzer and Marilou Chanrasmi who are from the twin cities.

They take stray or surrendered animals and distribute them among shelters like Animal Allies and the Animal Humane society.

Since they started they've saved more than one thousand cats and dogs.

Dr. Amanda Bruce of PetCare of Duluth has volunteered her time to Leech Lake Legacy and is now collecting pet supplies to donate to the group.

"These two ladies have started going up there, they go up there twice a month minimum, and they take all the dogs out of the impound, so since they started going this two years ago, they haven't euthanized any healthy animals up there. They take them and put them into shelters in the twin cities and about 20 percent of those animals end up in animal allies," said Bruce.

Besides rescue and adoption services, Leech Lake Legacy has also provided spay and neuter services.

They will be back on the Leech Lake Reservation on June 22 for a "Puppy Round Up," where they will be caring for surrendered animals and dispursing animals to their partner shelters.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.