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A Sunday morning rescue and a house fire = dog and rescuer in need

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It's the kind of news story you see and think "oh, how terrible for them." On Sunday morning Jana Reeder was out with a group of rescuers who were gathered to capture a dog with an obviously broken leg that had evaded capture for eight months. While she was out, she got a call that her house was on fire.

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The dog was captured and is in a foster home awaiting surgery on Monday. But when Reeder returned home, a fire had claimed two of her own rescued dogs, put one in the emergency vet hospital, and left her moving in with Reeder's sister along with their own dogs and two fosters. It's a terrible thing to happen to anyone and, at this time of year, it makes this very personal disaster even harder to deal with.

With all that she is dealing with personally, Reeder is asking for donations to cover the surgery for the rescued dog. And the rescue community is putting out the call for donations to help Reeder, too.

To help Reeder, you can drop off donations of items or funds at Sugar Sisters Bakery, 917 W. Douglas. Items on the list are: dog food, dog toys, hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc.), blankets, women's size 7 clothing, gift cards, food and, of course funds. Sugar Sisters will be taking donations from 10 am-5 pm through the week. Plus, when you drop off a donation, you get a delicious Sugar Sisters cookie or cupcake.

To help Tri-Pod, the rescued dog, who is in the care of K-9 Karma Animal Advocates, and will undergo surgery to amputate what appears to be a badly healed broken leg, you can donate to K-9 Karma Animal Advocates. The rescue has taken on a number of hard cases, in addition to a pregnant dog now with three puppies in foster care.

In addition, the rescue community will be hosting Pet Pix in the Park this Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10 am - 12 pm at the North entrance of Sedgwick County Park (21st St. entrance). A donation of $20 will get you a professional portrait of your pet by Kari Russell and Liz Harp of photosbyliz. For more information on the pet pictures, contact



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