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Animal Rights Activist Commits Suicide,31 Rescue Dogs Die With Her

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Ohio - The founder of the Animal Rights Foundation committed suicide this week, taking several small rescue dogs with her.

What happened inside the Moreland Hills garage in Ohio is bit of a mystery. Police found the body of Sandy Lerttzman
inside a car that was running with 31 small rescue dogs inside. Her friend and founder of Dogs Unlimited Rescue says she knew Sandy and understood her compassionate heart for rescuing animals but also knows how overwhelming it gets caring for so many needy pets. "She wanted to continue to rescue and save these animals but unfortunately nobody can take care of 30 animals, properly, by themselves."

Sandy made it her mission to fight pet auctions and puppy mills where animals are poorly cared for leaving many with serious and often fatal health conditions.  The question is why would someone who was so passionate about saving a life, take it away in a garage? Gina can only speculate that Sandy felt her dogs were better off dead than back in unsafe conditions after she was gone.
Authorities say, one of the dogs managed to survive by finding a small opening in the garage where it could breathe.




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