9-year-old Ken has always dreamt about having a shelter to take care of the animals roaming the streets of his neighborhood in the Philippines. One thing we know for sure is that Ken had no idea how quickly he’d fulfill his wishes. Ken opened a no-kill shelter called The Happy Animals Club where he could house his furry friends.
Here they get all the treatment they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives…all built by Ken and his father themselves.
“Hello, I’m Ken. Ever since I can remember I wanted to open an animal shelter to help the stray dogs and cats on the streets. Here are some posters I made when I was 8 years old. My dad told me it would take a lot of money and 20 years for me to get an animal shelter. He said only grown ups can raise enough money to start an animal shelter.”
“Some very kind people who saw these pictures donated money to help me care for the dogs. We got enough money to get the dogs I was feeding off the street, feed them high quality canned food, and provide them with veterinary care. They gained a LOT of weight, their open wounds healed, and their fur grew back…”
“The next step will be to raise enough money to care for as many dogs as possible. Also, we need to make a system for finding the dogs good homes when they are ready. This is a big challenge because in the Philippines most people want pure breed dogs. They don’t like mutts, even though mutts are just as smart, just as loyal, and just as loving.”
Source: Happy Animals Club