Friends rally around woman who lost home, dogs in fire | Statesville Record & Landmark

Ruth Crousore lost her two closest companions in a fire on April 28 but, in the past couple of weeks, she’s discovered a support system she never knew existed.

Crousore’s two beloved dogs, Buddy, a husky/Australian shepherd mix and Sam, a lab/collie mix, didn’t make it out of the fire that destroyed her home of nearly eight years.

Crousore, who is an active member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), discovered an active support system through that group — a support system that is trying to help Crousore recover from the devastating fire.

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