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Odessa heiress to Wrigley shelters abused animals on her estate

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Helen Rosburg with the rescued goats Helen Rosburg with the rescued goats

As the heir to the Wrigley Gum fortune she could could spend her money on just about anything, but instead of living a highfalutin life in Beverly Hills or New York's Manhattan, Helen Rosburg calls Odessa home and dedicates her life to helping others.

Among the many charities Rosburg supports, saving abandoned and abused animals is a top priorities.

"Always I was programmed that way, God programmed me that way when he sent me here. If it needs to be rescued, I'll take it," said Rosburg.

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Rosburg has hundreds of animals that were abused or abandoned living on the sprawling 150 acres where her Odessa estate is located. From goats, to pigs, even retired show horses, animals of all shapes and sizes now have a safe haven thanks to Rosburg.

Rosburg also takes in dogs that face euthanasia because of behavioral problems. She searched the country for the top trainer, and built him a home to live on property to get the K9s on the right path. Most will be trained as certified service dogs to help people in need.

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