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Dog sled fan volunteers at Iditarod

Duties included collecting urine from sled dogs

March 22, 2013

NEW ULM — A New Ulm woman recently returned from Alaska where she volunteered with a group of women in the 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome....

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SledDogAction

Mar-23-13 8:30 PM

Terrible things happen to dogs during the Iditarod. This includes: death, bloody diarrhea, paralysis, frostbite (where it hurts the most!), bleeding ulcers, lung damage, pneumonia, ruptured discs, viral diseases, kennel cough, broken bones, torn muscles and extreme stress. At least 142 dogs have died in the race, including four dogs who froze to death in the brutal cold. FOR MORE FACTS: Sled Dog Action Coalition, ***********helpsleddogs****

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