Working in an animal shelter we see an abundance of sad and negative things happen. People lose their jobs, homes and have to make the decision to surrender their pets to take care of the kids. We see it every day. Every once in a while we have very positive things happen. More often than not they are from young kids in the community who just want to help the animals.
We have seen a huge increase in the number of kids who decide to have people make donations instead of buying presents for their birthday. They collect the donations and then bring them to the shelter for the animals. There have been several girl & boy scout troops and classrooms doing supply drives for us as well.
We appreciate the generosity and it gives me hope for the future. We hear repeatedly about the bad stories and horrible things that are done. How about we give equal time to the amazing kids doing positive things. These are the people who will grow up and make a difference.