Pound Pullers, saving one life at a time


"One life at a time" is a motto for members of Pound Pullers, a local group that works to save dogs and cats from being euthanized.

Tanya Dunn is the president of the organization. Barbara Courson serves as vice president and Laurie Minnick is secretary/treasurer. The organization is a 501c3 Department of Agriculture licensed rescue organization. Their priority is animals that would otherwise be euthanized.

They take it one life at a time, because, Courson said, it was otherwise so stressful. "It's a passion. It's a huge need," she said.

Dunn said dealing with the numbers of unwanted animals can be overwhelming. She recalled that recently she was at a low point until she received a reminder of a success story.

"I was exhausted, I felt like I had hit the wall, I've just gotten all these dogs and then I get a text on a dog I had adopted to somebody, 'Just want to update you on Layla' and there's a picture of her with her kid at home, happy and fat. It gives you that second wind when you get that one, so you're OK, I can keep going."

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