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Truck driver brings hope to abandoned animals

EDMONTON, Alta. -- Heather Petersen is making a special pick-up and delivery, with a truck on loan from her employe...


EDMONTON, Alta. — Heather Petersen is making a special pick-up and delivery, with a truck on loan from her employers at Rosenau Transport, reported a story in the Edmonton Sun.

Petersen is a truck driver with Rosenau, but also doubles as the president of the Safe Haven Animal Rescue Society. She travelled to Billings, Mont. over the weekend to rescue 24 dogs and eight cats that were displaced following the carnage of hurricane Katrina last August.

It is estimated nearly 500,000 animals were without homes following the natural disaster, of which it is unknown how many survived. Many found shelter under tents in pet refugee camps down in the southern state.

The troupe Petersen will be bringing to Alberta’s capital city will have been on a truck for nearly a week during their trek from Mississippi to Montana and then north into Canada.

–with files from the Edmonton Sun


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