In a day when kids seem to be caught up in video games and texting with their friends, not all get caught up in the technical world as we know it today. Some, such as 10-year-old Abby Saunders of Auburn, spend time volunteering for worthwhile causes in attempts to make the world a better place to be for all creatures.
Abby- a 5th grader at Stevenson Elementary- frequently visits the Logan County Humane Society helping out when she can at several events. her mom Courtney says her daughter is always looking for ways to help.
“We are so blessed that our little girl wants to help others. She has always been this way and we are very proud of her giving heart,” said her mom.
This past weekend when the snow and ice crippled most of Kentucky including Logan County, the Logan County Humane Society was calling for help clearing the courtyard and entrance into the Logan County Animal Shelter. While visiting the shelter this weekend, Abby noticed the slippery lot and asked how she could help. After talking to the staff and with the help of her father Jon Abby contacted Wash Masters in Russellville to come to the rescue.
“They come out to the shelter and cleared all the snow inside the fence area so the works could bring the dogs out for exercise,” said Abby’s mom.
Abby hopes that with a clean lot there will be upcoming adoptions. She didn’t want people to stay away due to hazardous conditions, nor did she want the staff and animals to risk injury due to the ice and snow.
Abby has asked that others try to do the same. May it be big or small every little effort helps. She also wanted to remind everyone to spay and neuter to help prevent homeless animals.
“Abby wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up,” said Courtney. “I’d say she is well on her way with her heart for animals. She has a heart of gold for people and animals in need and would do anything for either.”
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