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Local animal shelter awarded grant from Petco Foundation

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DENISON, TX -- A local woman's story about adopting her rescue dog is helping a shelter make it through the holidays.

Heather Keener of Denison shared her dog’s story in the Petco Holiday Wishes Campaign.

Keener adopted her dog Molly from the Denison Animal Welfare Group and it's changed her life.

Out of 5,000 people, she came in the top 54 in the contest.

With the win, the welfare group, also known as DAWG, will be awarded with $5,000 to $100,000.

“We are in the midst of trying to raise money to build a new animal shelter,” said Cindy Huth, a volunteer with DAWG, “and so while we have a very good start with seed money, the bonafide grant that we know we're getting is a true blessing."

But the competition isn't over. The shelter is up to win another $20,000 to $25,000.

But they need support. They’re asking people to log onto Facebook and vote for Keener’s story.

To find the link to vote, click here.