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Group helps Lorain woman clean up yard

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    Four-year-old Alexander Lundgren, of North Ridgeville, pitches in to clean up a Lorain property while volunteers from Storm's Angels Rescue helped a fellow volunteer address yard issues.



LORAIN — A group of animal lovers came together Saturday to help a friend whose yard maintenance had become too much to handle.

Volunteers from Storm’s Angels Rescue spent a few hours weeding and cleaning at a fellow volunteer’s Lincoln Street home that had been reported to the city for having an unsightly yard.

A dumpster on the property was getting filled to the brim with yard debris and broken appliances as the group made their way around the property.

Pam Collins, a volunteer with the rescue, said the homeowner wished to remain anonymous.

Stephanie Ouhadi brought her family to help with the cleanup.

“You couldn’t walk through,” Ouhadi said of the conditions.

The homeowner became involved with Storm’s Angels Rescue when someone dumped a pregnant cat on her property because the homeowner was known for taking care of strays. The kittens were OK, but most needed antibiotics for eye infections, and they had fleas.

The kittens from the Lorain woman’s yard will be available to adopt as soon as they are old enough to be fixed.

The rescue is foster-based, which means abandoned pets are kept in homes while they wait for a new permanent family.

“She was desperate,” said Judy Offutt, another volunteer. “Her niece called me and asked if I knew anybody that could help, and I know a lot of people.”

Ouhadi said the rescue was more than happy to be involved.

“Anything to help, and the animals suffer too when it’s not cleaned up,” Ouhadi said.

To see the rescue’s animals up for adoption, visit

Contact Jodi Weinberger at 329-7245 or

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