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Rescue Dogs Rescuing People

by Karen Harrison Binette

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A new 11 minute video tells the story of the Bakersfield, California area rescue organization Marley’s Mutts and gives an overview of the ways their rescued dogs help out in the community.

Marley’s Mutts founder Zach Skow talks about the group’s dedication to the core principle of “rescue dogs rescuing people” in Kern County.

Kern County earned a notorious reputation over the years for pet mistreatment and abandonment – for both dogs and cats, as well as other creatures – and for a populace largely uninterested in spay and neuter efforts.

Several organizations and individuals are trying to bring positive change to the area and have had a good amount of success. Marley’s Mutts is one such group, and their mission to integrate dogs into area community services is helping to change attitudes as it changes lives.

The video also features several rescue stories of dogs whose lives have been saved and greatly improved.