I live in a remote Arkansas town called Paron. Because we are remote, many dogs get dumped here. I work for a veterinary clinic in Little Rock, AR, and have long wanted to help abandoned dogs. I have rescued, rehabilitated and adopted out about 2 dozen dogs over the last 2-3 years, thanks to the goodness of the vets I work for and the discounts they provide me. The Paron Community Center has agreed to help me find grant money under its 501(c)(3) to support the dog refuge and provide the community service of dog rescue/shelter. I have acreage and hope to build a barn with kennels in the future.