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Stray Dog Has New 'Tail' To Tell At Toulon Nursing Home

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     A local nursing home is recognizing a special resident this month. An eight-year old chocolate lab named Rusty calls the Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center home.

     But before finding his place there in 2008 Rusty was found as a stray, then set to be put down. Instead facility administrators hoped to give him another shot at life. Now, several years later, staff and residents say Rusty has been more than a companion.

     "When Rusty is around they just brighten up so much, it's so neat to see them get excited when he's around," said Sue VanDeRostyne, administrator for the facility.

     "You can't resist petting him. I'd be sitting in my chair and he won't be in here and all of a sudden I'd get my hand licked," said Frank Vojta, a resident.

       This month there's been a pet food and supply drive in Rusty's honor to benefit the no-kill Henry County Humane Society in Kewanee. Friday, February 28th, other adoptable animals will be brought to the center from 2-4 p.m. in hopes of finding them homes. The facility is located on Highway 17 East, in Toulon.

 

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