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Heather Klefstad cuddles "Fluffers," a 4-year-old part Siamese cat at Homeward Animal Shelter in north Fargo. The shelter officially rebranded itself today. Photo by Helmut Schmidt

Local animal rescue rebrands as Homeward Animal Shelter

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FARGO – A longtime metro-area animal shelter has rebranded itself.

The former Humane Society of Fargo-Moorhead is now the Homeward Animal Shelter, officials announced Thursday.


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Helmut Schmidt
Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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