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Kyle Vandenberg shows off a few of the more than 400 dog and cat houses he has built as part of the Protected Paw Project.

BENTON HARBOR — A little over a year ago, Kyle Vandenberg began building doghouses.

He and his wife wanted to do something to honor their dog George, a 9-year-old bloodhound that died in April 2018.

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Kyle Vandenberg continues to build dog and cat houses at his Benton Harbor warehouse as part of the Protected Paw Project. The St. Joseph resident recently moved the operation to the warehouse.

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Vandenberg began building and donating dog and cat houses in 2018 to people who need them for their pets.

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