Paws Crossed hit at Pollard-McCall

Students from kindergarten to eighth grade filled the gym at Pollard-McCall Junior High School Tuesday morning for Paws Crossed Dog Rescue, a pet care program started by former teacher Renee Johnson.

Johnson taught school in Escambia County (Ala.) for more than 20 years and discovered she had degenerative disk disease, which led her to the program.

“I found out I have degenerating back disease, and with the day in day out of everyday teaching, I wasn't dependable,” said Johnson. “So I retired from teaching and went into a depression. My counselor suggested I get involved with something. Animal...

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