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By Amber Hayden
GLENWOOD CITY— For one Glenwood City local, Sara Evans, the gift of giving back has always been a priority for the Minnesota native.
“I usually always do Toys for Tots, but this year I decided to donate the stuffed animals I collected to the police department,” she explained. “They needed something for when they do domestic runs or when there is an accident like a car crash and the worst has happened.”
It is her belief that the stuffed animals will go a long way in comforting kids who are in a bad situation at the time of the call, or they will make a child happy in bad neighborhoods where cops can pull over and help to put a smile on their faces.
In Evans’ opinion, the good the Police Departments do for people continuously goes unnoticed and they are rarely recognized for anything but negativity.
“With all the negativity in the world lately and negativity about cops, they are never recognized for all the good they do,” she said. “They were very happy and excited about this.”
For the last ten years, Evans has run a small animal rescue and taking in anything from big and small, to the furry, feathered and scaled, two legged or four.
The rescue takes in a large amount of drop offs or surrendered animals, some of which are from animal abuse cases brought in by the police or Evans was called to pick them up.
In the coming weeks the rescue will earn their 501C3 status, this is when a non-profit is approved to have tax exempt status from the IRS.
Evans, along with family members, have either adopted the animals in need or they foster them until the right family comes along to give the pet a forever home.
“Any animals that come here stays until they find the right home, they have no deadline,” Evans stated.
The small rescue does provide some veterinarian work as Evans knows how to work with what the animals need and assess them accordingly and what they will need medically, she explained.
As with any rescue, Evans knows not all of the animals will find that perfect fit and to her it is ok because they become forever stays and mascots for the rescue.
“Some will end up being forever stays as some require special needs,” Evans commented. “But if anyone is looking to add a family member to their home big or small and looking to adopt, we have animals looking!”
Evans can be reached at 612-618-4526.