Better Than Human Beings



“You ask of my companions. A dog as large as myself that my father bought me. They are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”   Emily Dickinson

Since 2002 a northern Ohio woman, with the help of her husband, has rescued more than 600 puppies and dogs from abuse and neglect in streets back lots bad homes and other dire places.

Their household in Cleveland’s old-school West Park neighborhood often includes five six seven dogs at a time. This is her story and the story of some of those dogs.


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