Most children use their pocket money to buy video games or toys, but Jaxton Betschart is a special little boy. He decided to use his money to offer two dogs a better life.The 4-year-old boy, who lives with this parents in Charleston, South Carolina, visited the Charleston Animal Society (CAS), his local shelter, to pay the adoption fees for a Pitbull of his choice.
CAS introduced an initiative a few years ago called 'Guardian Angels' whichallows generous people to pay the adoption fees for animals at the shelter, so that their new families don't have to do so.These fees include vaccinations,flea treatments, and any medical treatment that may be necessary. Thanks to this program, new dog parents can use this money instead to buy food and toys for their new companion.
So one morning, young Jaxton went to the shelter, along with his parents, to pay the adoption fees for a charming black and whitePitbull puppy named Penelope. However, that was before he saw Tank, a large male Pitbull.The little boy fell in love with him straight away and asked his parents if they could adopt the animal. Unfortunately, the family is already home to four dogs and two cats, all from shelters, and simply had no room for any more animals.
However, Jax was determined to help his new four-pawed friend, and decided to pay the adoption fees for both Tank and Penelope, so that they could both go on to find a new loving home.The shelter posted the young boy's act of generosity on their Facebook page, and the internet was completely won over by the kind child, and numerous people have since asked how they too can pay the adoption fees for other animals at the shelter.
Touched by her son's sweet decision, Jax's mother told the website IHeartDogs:
Animals are a huge part of our lives. Knowing that my son was the catalyst for the community coming together to give shelter dogs a voice makes me feel incredibly blessed.
If, like Jaxton, you would like to help a shelter animal and pay their adoption fee to help them find a family, you can visit the shelter's website, here.If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.
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