PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. -- A local woman who friends says is doing everything she can to help rescue dogs was recently recognized as part of FOX 4's Pay-It-Forward award.
Kathy Durheim turned her love of Chihuahuas into LL Dog Rescue and now Tomahawk Clinic in Prairie Village and a volunteer foster family, who share her same passion, want to recognize her for all of her hard work.
"Just to be able to care about something about something, dedicate your entire life to something that doesn't really get back to you," Kristy Brulez said when asked why Durheim deserved the award.
"I nominated you for FOX 4's Pay-It-Forward Award because of everything you've done, your whole life for all of these little babies that don't have a home, and you've kept so many yourself," Durheim said. "You keep the ones that I even I won't keep. You keep them and take care of them and love them. And you do all of it only to give some away or to say goodbye to them."
Durheim humbly accepted the $300.
"I had my first one in 1995 and fell in love with them," Durheim said. "I think once you had a Chihuahua, you're just stuck. My passion is Chihuahuas."
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