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Adult Children Struggle to Find Help Caring for Elderly Parents

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, caring for a loved one as they age can be incredibly demanding. It can also leave you with the feeling that society has forsaken you -- especially as families move away from their home base, leaving fewer people to share responsibilities. Kara Lofton reports about a growing problem in need of innovative solutions.

Also on today's show, about six and a half million animals enter shelters each year across the country, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. About half that number are adopted- others are euthanized, returned to their owners, or just stay in shelters.

March is an especially busy time for animal shelters, because this is when many puppies and kittens are born. Roxy Todd has this profile of one stray dog who made quite a name for himself earlier this winter.

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