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Dogs death leads to fund for surgeries

By Canda Harbaugh
The Western News

A 9-year-old great western terrier that won the hearts of Kootenai Pets For Life animal shelter volunteers died last December.

The force that local businesses and volunteers put behind trying to save the little dogs life, however, has led to something positive as a recently-established fund in the canines name to help shelter animals in need of surgery.

KPFL volunteer Terri Turman still gets emotional when she speaks of Casey, the little dog that died from complications after a bone became lodged in his throat.

He just touched everybody at the shelter, Turman said. He was so well-behaved and so sweet.

Casey didn't stay long at the shelter before he found a new family to take him home last year. But shortly after his move, his owners brought him back for a veterinary exam. The dog had been vomiting for a week.

That is when the wheels began to turn.

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