Warm springs Rehoming for dogs and cats Facebook page.

Podzy Wolf Van Pelt has been called "the dog lady of Warm Springs," but she also takes in cats. 

Van Pelt lives on Oregon's Warm Springs reservation, taking in abandoned dogs and cats and helping find homes for them. 

It's not an easy task, especially in the dead of winter. 

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New research from the Human-Animal Interaction Lab at Oregon State University shows that cats form attachments to their owners in ways similar to dogs ­— and even babies.