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Golden Beginnings, Houston-area dog rescue organization, receives financial help from PETCO

HOUSTON – A Houston pet rescue organization received some much needed money from the PETCO foundation's holiday wishes campaign.

Golden Beginnings was selected as a winner from more than 5,000 stories that were submitted by animal adopters across the country. The organization will receive a $25,000 check.

The winning story was written by a Houston-area woman who wrote about how the dog she rescued became a comfort to her special-needs child.

The money will go towards vet care for future rescues.

KPRC2 met with the contest winner's family.

Their journey with "Lexi," their rescue retriever, will air in the coming weeks.

Take a look at the stories here.