German shepherds in need of new home


Xina Ida, 87, is a Holocaust survivor whose daughter died of cancer not long ago. When her daughter died, Ida had to move into a care facility, and that meant the German shepherds she and her daughter loved were without a home.

The Hugs and Kisses Animal Fund provided the dogs, Raja and Ronnie, with temporary shelter, but the group is looking for a permanent valley home for the dogs, hopefully where Ida can visit her friends.

"They are just such gentle giants, brother and sister. He looks after her, she watches out for him," said Lisa Hutchison, the fund's executive director. "They can never be apart."

Anyone wishing to give the dogs a home can contact Hutchison directly at, through the fund's website at or at (800) 430- 4847.

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