Wieners for wieners

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Rescued pups, cared for with funds raised by DJ’s, participated in the Mutt Strut in April. (Submitted photo)

Rescued pups, cared for with funds raised by DJ’s, participated in the Mutt Strut in April. (Submitted photo)

By Karen Kennedy

Lovers of both kinds of dogs (the ones who sleep at our feet and the ones that go nicely on a bun with relish) came out to support some poor puppies that were rescued by a Noblesville woman and her family this past month.

Maggie Lynn Held, of Noblesville, discovered and reported a puppy mill in which the pups were living in deplorable conditions. 70 dogs were removed from the home. Held and her friends and family wanted to do something to help raise money for the pups’ care. She approached Paul Barrows, also a Noblesville resident, and owner of DJ’s Big City Hotdogs. They came up with the “Wieners for Wieners” campaign, which raised nearly $1000 to aid in the care efforts of these dogs.

“I thought of DJ’s immediately,” said Held. “And they were totally on board. All three of their stores, 96th Street, downtown and Avon, participated.

“Everyone loves dogs, myself included,” said Barrows. “I have two of them at home! We do everything we can to give back to our community. We’re doing a fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation next.”

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