August 21, 2012 12:00 AM

TARA offers a way to help the helpless

Tara Nagel spent her early 20s helping pets as the kennel supervisor at Country Kennels in Kansas City. But she had a soft spot for hard-to-adopt pets. She put a lot into the adoption program, finding homes for more than 1,000 cats and dogs. Nagal died in a car accident in 2005 at age 25, but her dedication to animals lives on with The Animal Rescue Alliance, or TARA.

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