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Dobby’s Closet: Need One in Your Town?

Dobby’s Closet: Need One in Your Town?

Lynne Walker knows the sting of being homeless. She knows the isolation, the despair that comes from needing help and being invisible or worse yet, scorned, simply for being poor. There were days when Lynne didn’t know how she could make it another day, she was drowning, but her chocolate lab mix Tobi was strong enough for both of them. “When I was suicidal and low and had no income … she helped me through the loneliness,” Walker said in a recent interview. “If you look at life through the eyes of dogs, they’re so happy, happy, happy. My dog saved me. That’s how most homeless people feel.” Although Tobi has since passed away, Lynne, with her Chihuahua named Dobby, set out to help other homeless and poor pet owners in East County, Oregon and they zeroed in on families with cats. “Dobby’s Closet” is an informal experiment started by Lynne earlier this year through JOIN, an a...

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