Luverne is in one of the poorest areas in one of the nation's poorest states. Before a group of ladies got together and put all their energies, resources, and moxie together, the number of neglected and abused animals was legion. They have held bake sales, paid personally for vet care, connected with rescuers from all corners of the U.S., and begged and pleaded with stubborn local officials to save numbers of animals who are now valued members of loving households. I was fortunate to have fostered a lab who had spent her entire former life in a tiny cage. She is now living the good life in NY. These rescuers started from the bottom and dug their way up to save animals. They need these meals to save more!