Being a one-woman show can get tiring, but Lindy Barrett-Grove knows there are animals that need her.
It started off with Lindy Barrett-Grove bringing home stray animals when she was a kid. Her parents made sure not to squelch any interest she had, and by the time she was in her 20s, she'd taken in a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix that she decided to call Fergie. The dog was abused, starved and wandering along a mountainside. About 14 years later, in 2004, Fergie died, and it was her death that led Barrett-Grove to do what she does today. As the owner of Hightower Farm & Animal Sanctuary, the 49-year-old mother of two is basically a one-woman show these days. She's been running the nonprofit shelter since 2006, and finances have always been tough. "It becomes overwhelming at times," Barrett-Grove said. "There are a lot of days I do say, 'OK, I …
Wills Park Fills with dogs, cats, horses and humans, yoo, for annual fair.
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- Bob Pepalis
Monday, June 13, 2011
Hundreds if not thousands of humans stopped by Wills Park Equestrian Center's covered arena on Sunday, June 12 for the annual Animal Rescue Fair, which works to educate people about the need for pet adoption-and to encourage them to take a new pet home. The goal was to adopt out 200 or more pets during the five-hour fair, said Penne Crews, coordinator of the fair. She personally saw 15 to 20 animals adopted out despite being busy keeping things running smoothly. Angel was one of those dogs who found a new home. Rebecca and Janie Levergood and their mother were taking the puppy home to join other pets, including frogs. The girls said Angel was adopted just five minutes before the Walk of Fame, set up to honor those families who have rescued…