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Good Dog News: Little hero helps homeless pets

Missouri – Sometimes big heroes come in little packages. Meet Connor – a little boy with a special birthday request.

While most kids are asking for action figures and remote controlled cars, this big-hearted little boy instead asked for food donations for homeless animals.

All donations received for Connor were taken to the Joplin Humane Society. The shelter was thrilled with the little boy’s big-hearted contribution.

Food is an ongoing need at the shelter and donations like Connor’s help to ease the facility’s burden.

The Joplin Humane Society recently shared a tidbit about the resources used at the shelter each and every day:

500 lbs pet food
200 lbs cat litter
wash 1,200 lbs laundry
spend $200 on vaccinations & medicine
spend $2,500 to operate the shelter

They say that change starts with the young. Connor is a shining example of a future animal lover. This sweet little guy must be learning something right at home.

Inspired by Connor’s generosity?  Think of a way that you can help your local shelter. Collect food or blankets. Organize a fund-raising drive. Hold a bake sale….there’s many ways to help if you get creative.  (check out our post 100 Ways to Help – free or low cost ways to help animal shelters in need for more ideas!)

Good job Connor!!

Please take a moment to share this sweet story with others. Maybe some will be inspired – maybe others will simply enjoy the respite from the sad news so often found in the world of dogs…..

Article by Penny Eims
Dog News Examiner

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