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Molly Goldston has a passion for connecting the right people with the right dogs. In the process, she has saved the lives of more than 14,000 pups that would have otherwise been unlikely to find a home.
Goldston and a staff of dozens of volunteers operate the nonprofit Saving Grace Animals for Adoption on what was her family's farm near Wake Forest.
Goldston, who worked for several years in other shelters, created a space on the farm that doesn’t feel like the usual shelter, but is instead welcoming for both animals and prospective owners. She continues to travel to far-flung shelters across the state, having made more than 5,000 trips over the past few years. She finds dogs that are unlikely to find a home and, in many cases, have little chance of survival.
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If you’re a dog in a far-flung animal shelter in North Carolina, you want to see Goldston walk through the door to rescue you, and someday soon, connect you with a new loving owner and the home you’ve longed for.