9Who Care Winner: 'I haven't left a dog behind'

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KUSA - Colorado is known as a dog-friendly state.

But sometimes dogs end up in shelters, which can be a dog's last stop if they aren't placed in a good home.

Brittany Todd has made it her mission to give man's best friend a fighting chance.

"I haven't left a dog behind," Todd said. "It's like doggie daycare around here."

Since June 2012, she says she's rescued more than 350 dogs from two high-kill shelters in southern Colorado.

On Saturdays, Todd travels down to the shelters and picks up as many dogs as she can. That number can vary from two to 15 at a time. If she doesn't get them that day, they face certain euthanasia at night.

Todd loads them in her car with the help of her friends, and brings them to several adoption meeting locations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

"I'd loved to get paid for it," Todd said. "But just seeing their little faces makes me really, really happy."

In addition to the 20 to 40 hours a week she spends helping the dogs, she also helps out her mother, who takes in horses that have been surrendered.

For more information, visit:www.tlfar.com

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