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To the Lincoln community:
It would be difficult to exaggerate the
importance of a pet to many families -- particularly to older people
who live alone.
On Oct. 4, 2010, my small, long-haired red dachshund disappeared
from my vehicle, the leash unhooked, hanging out the driver's door
window. To say this was upsetting minimizes the situation.
My expectation of community and mutual support has been
diminished since the days of the Depression and World War II, but I
am happy to say it is back in full bloom. Many people -- family,
friends, neighbors and even strangers -- rallied to help find her.
After several days a call from Shelia McCallister, Pets Without
Partners, of Mason City, to Lincoln Animal Hospital provided my
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My grandson and his secretary, my neighbors, the Wests and the
Lowes, Wanda Stevens of the Humane Society, Karen Hargis of Lincoln
Daily News and particularly my friend Bob Spickard rushed to help.
We live in a good, caring community. I am happy that Lincoln has
been my home my whole life except for a trip to Asia in the '40s at
October 22, 2010]
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