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Seventeen cocker spaniels rescued by Cocker Spaniel Resources were brought to the pickup site in the bed of a truck. CSR President Jan DeCraene estimated the temperature at the time was minus nine. (Submitted photo) Warning: Additional photos may be graphic.

Rescued dogs need help; so does helping organization

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On a recent sub-zero March day, volunteers from a town of Troy-based rescue group drove to a quiet church parking lot on the other side of Wisconsin to take possession of 17 cocker spaniels with severe eye, ear and skin injuries.

The dogs were brought to the meeting spot huddled in crates stacked haphazardly in the back of a pickup truck.

They were transferred to towel-cushioned individual crates loaded into two climate-controlled SUV’s.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
(715) 426-1049
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