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Kids Care

Set your sights on helping animals this summer!

Kind News magazine, May/June 2015

Instead of asking for birthday presents, Brady Miller asks for donations to help save seals. Photo by Diana Miller

Throughout the school year you've read about some pretty amazing kids doing great things for animals.

There were the kids at St. Francis School in California who put together a collection for their local shelter in honor of St. Francis. Each year they collect blankets, towels, pet food and cash and present it all to their local animal shelter at their St. Francis Day celebration in October.

You also met Emily Crabtree, from the state of Washington, who worked hard to adopt and provide a loving home for a rescued burro. And do you remember Connor Jones, the nine-year-old from Virginia, who uses his artistic talent to raise money for shelter animals?

How about Brady Miller from Massachusetts (pictured above) who is on a mission to save seals? He gives up birthday presents, asking for donations to stop the Canadian seal hunt instead!

Set Your Sights on Summer

These are just a few shining examples of kids who are working hard every day to help animals. Why not join them by doing something yourself over the summer break? Be sure to get permission before starting any project---then go full steam ahead to help animals!

You can help homeless pets by holding a supply collection for animal shelters. Or put your creative talent to use making posters asking people to adopt a shelter pet or reminding them not to leave pets in hot cars.

If wild animals are your passion, go back and read about some of the animals featured in Kind News this year for inspiration. There are lots of ways to help!

Find more ideas, or put on your thinking caps and come up with a project of your own. Whatever you decide, let us know about it. You may be our next Humane Hero!

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