Best friends for life

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By Nick Seebruch
Best friends for life
Debbie Baxter holding her dog Babette at the Friends for Life Walk in support of the local branch of the OSPCA on Saturday, September 21, 2019 (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

SOUTH GLENGARRY, Ontario – Dozens of people and their furry friends came out for the annual Friends for Life Walk in support of the OSPCA of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

Taking place on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Gray’s Creek in South Glengarry, the event’s goal was to raise money for the local OSPCA and awareness about the work they do in supporting animals in the community.

Carol Link, Animal Centre Manager for the local OSPCA branch said that she hoped that the event would raise around $22,000, which would go towards keeping the centre’s doors open, emergency surgeries, and more.

“A lot of the walkers here today have adopted pets and it is great to be able to see them again,” said Link.

One of the star faces of the day’s event was Babette, a small 12-year-old adopted dog. Babette came to the centre when she was only a few months old with a broken leg, she had to have her leg amputated at the OSPCA, but was a short time later adopted by Debbie Baxter and has lived a happy life ever since.

“Babette definitely is one of our success stories,” said Link.

The OSPCA takes in a couple hundred dogs every year, and many more cats.

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