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Tucson boxer a contender in online rescue pet contest

Brooke weighed 33 pounds when Pima Animal Care Center received her. She was up to 35 pounds when the Fritzes took her in. Now Brooke is active and at a normal weight around 55 pounds.

Brooke weighed 33 pounds when Pima Animal Care Center received her. She was up to 35 pounds when the Fritzes took her in. Now Brooke is active and at a normal weight around 55 pounds.

A rescued Tucson boxer is one of 10 finalists for Purina’s Doing More for Pets Rescue Stories Contest.

The winner of the contest is determined by public votes at www.rallytorescue.org through Oct. 31.

If Brooke’s story wins, Southern Arizona Boxer Rescue gets $5,000 worth of dog food.

In June 2007, Pima Animal Care Center received Brooke and her sister Pebbles, both emaciated and with valley fever. The agency asked Barbara Barnes of SABR for help. She put Brooke with Robert and Lynnae Fritz, and Pebbles with another of the rescue group’s foster families.

In two months of the Fritzes’ care, Brooke gained nearly 20 pounds and was up to her normal weight of 55 pounds. She is a permanent part of the Fritz family and is fairly active, Lynnae Fritz writes in an e-mail. Brooke, now about 2 years old, will have to take valley fever medication for the rest of her life, however..

For more on the group, donatons or adoptable pets, see its Web site, www.petfinder.com/shelters/AZ69.html.

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