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CCN’s Penny Remembered for Legacy of Caring


Photo credit Lauren Smith Kennedy
Photo credit Lauren Smith Kennedy

When Grace Coleman, president and CEO of Crisis Center North (CCN), first spotted a small puppy at Action for Animals shelter in Latrobe, PA, she knew there was something special about the mixed breed border collie/spaniel. Though she hadn’t planned to have another pet, she couldn’t leave her in the shelter.


“I know this sounds silly, but she told me that we had a job to do,” said Coleman, the daughter of a veterinarian. “We already had a dog, but I knew I had to take her because there was something that we were supposed to do together. And she made good on that promise.”