Woman runs nonprofit senior pet sanctuary out of her Rockville home

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Risa Simon shows up at her home in Rockville, where she runs a pet sanctuary and rescue. Bronx, who is next to Simon, died in September, just over a week after this photo was taken. Photo by Liz Lynch

“Let’s take a walk!” says Risa Simon, clapping her hands and egging on seven dogs, including
Buda, a 20-year-old mixed-race chihuahua, and Olive, a one-eyed shih tzu, to cheer themselves up and follow her to the front door. The yard is fenced so there is no need for leashes.

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