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Rescued dog flourishes in new life

Michael Fitzgerald, 17, was strolling in his backyard, which is near a lake, when he found what he said looked like a trapped coyote between some trees. “He was so scared and tired, he looked like he didn’t know what was going on,” he said. “He looked scared for his life, like he didn’t want to die,” Michael said. Read the full story at themonitor.com

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