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JB was found tied in a bag on a Park Rapids street corner. The bottle fed beauty has claimed hearts at Headwaters - and will soon claim a home. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Animal shelter continues to serve need

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Initially, the idea of an animal shelter opening in Park Rapids was considered a whimsical notion, not grounded in financial reality.


Now, nearly a decade after the Headwaters Animal Shelter opened its doors, it's considered by many cities and counties to be a prototypical model, with countless happy endings.

Just ask the guests.

Since the animal shelter's inception in April 2003, nearly 1,400 dogs have arrived at the shelter, 1,300 cats.

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