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(l-r) Colleen O'Shaughnessy with her rescue dog, Ozzie, and volunteers Denyse Madden and Cassie Mussehl.

Gregory's considers closure as financial trouble worsens

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When Colleen O'Shaughnessy bought the boarding kennel off Highway 65 in 2003, she didn't intend to start a nonprofit rescue program for abandoned cats and dogs.

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However, the absence of a rescue facility in St. Croix County prompted O'Shaughnessy to found Gregory's Gift of Hope, which she operates alongside Mally's Sunshine Kennels. Gregory's has saved countless animals from being euthanized, but the shelter's consistent lack of funding has put its future in danger.

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Jenny Hudalla
A senior at Bethel University, Jenny Hudalla is pursuing degrees in journalism, Spanish and reconciliation studies. Having graduated from New Richmond High School in 2011, she served as editor-in-chief of the Tiger Rag before taking a job as editor-in-chief of Bethel's student newspaper, The Clarion. After completing her internship with the New Richmond News, Hudalla plans to move on to a career in social justice.
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