Penny Edwards remembers being 4 when she first watched “The Wizard of Oz” and saw the Wicked Witch kick Toto.
“I screamed bloody murder,” Edwards said. “It took my mom forever to calm me down.”
That would not be the last time Edwards spoke up for an animal.
Today, Edwards is on the verge of reaching 19 years as an employee of Animal Refuge Center in Vine Grove where she is shelter manager. She volunteered there for a few years before becoming an employee.