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Operation Underdog helps animals in need


An "underdog" can come in many shapes and sizes. They can be skittish, hungry, fragile, sick, or stray. 

But there is an organization in Beckley that is working to help rescue those dogs and give them a better life. 

"Operation underdog is a rescue that's here in Beckley. We help animals in many shelters. We also help community animals," said Erica Jones. 

All of the effort to help save these animals is by the work of volunteers, who all have their own reasons for lending a helping hand.

"I lost a dog six years ago that I had had for 14 years. And I always felt like a house was not a home without a dog, so I started looking for a dog. I couldn't really find what I was looking for and I met these girls that asked me to foster a dog, and it just awakened something that has become a passion of mine," said Shawna Shockney. 

The vision of Project Underdog is simple.

"It's all about helping the animals. It really is. This is an amazing organization that we have here," Shockney said. 

For more information, you can head to www.ProjectUnderdog.org

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