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Angel emerged from Angie's Groom 'n Board with a spiffy new look, painted toenails and grateful for all the attention. Signs of abuse still remain and the little Maltese will need continued medical care, but she had made a remarkable recovery. (Submitted photo)

Starving Maltese rescued from abusive home

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The burley Park Rapids cop that went on the animal rescue call Nov. 30 almost lost his lunch at the sight of Angel.

Matted, starving, in a cage full of feces and urine, the little dog was the skiniest, most bedraggled creature the officer had ever seen. Her fur was yellowed from the bodily fluids she was left to die in.


The family couldn't believe she was still hanging on. Why won't the darned thing die, they asked police?

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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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