Gas prices affect animal rescuers

The rising price of gas also has an effect on those attempting to rescue the lives of their four-legged friends.Some rescuers drive hundreds of miles

UNION - The rising price of gas also has an effect on those attempting to rescue the lives of their four-legged friends.

Some rescuers drive hundreds of miles to save an animal's life. Dottie Cooper tells News 12 New Jersey she spent $364 rescuing dogs from northern Maine.

Cooper says people aren't willing to drive the distances they used to in order to adopt.

The hit is also being felt in dog shows, where entries are down because people don't want to spend large amounts of money in gas.

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