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Rachelle Kern took in Angel after the dog was rescued from a cage where she was left to die. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Neglected Maltese continues to improve

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Six weeks ago a starving and feces-matted Maltese cross was rescued from a cage in a Park Rapids home where she was left to die.

This week, Angel had her stitches out from cancer surgery and seemed bright-eyed. The tail will get bushier with time.


"She's doing great," said her adopted mom, Rachelle Kern, who works at Headwaters Animal Shelter in Park Rapids and took the little dog in.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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