How This 9-Year Old Built a No-Kill Animal Shelter In His Garage

9-year-old Ken from the Philippines always dreamt about helping homeless animals, now he has started a "no kill" shelter with support from donors from across the world.

Animals are lit by a unique spark of creation: they are almost always unconditionally happy, are quick to befriend anyone – no matter their looks, background, or job, and are never afraid to show their true nature.

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Source: Happy Animals Club

So of course it’s upsetting that an animal is euthanized every 11 seconds in US shelters. But instead of accepting this without thought, one 9-year-old boy from the Philippines, Ken, did the unthinkable: he started a “no-kill” shelter in his parent’s garage.

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Source: Happy Animals Club

Even though funds were low, he didn’t let such an obstacle deter his dream of helping homeless animals, and eventually collaborated with friend and online supporters to raise funds and save the lives of once abandoned animals.

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Source: Happy Animals Club

Ken first began taking care of abandoned animals in his neighborhood.

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Source: Happy Animals Club

As word of his heroics quickly spread across the internet, donations began pouring in from others inspired and wanting to get involved with his work.

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Source: Happy Animals Club

Thanks to the money from online donors, Ken was able to get the animals off the street, feed them high-quality food, and even provide them with veterinary care.

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Source: Happy Animals Club

When Ken first found three of the dogs – Blackie, Brownie, and White Puppy – they used to be malnourished, mangy, and afraid of humans.

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Now they are healthy and sheltered animals.

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And with the abundance of donations pouring in, Ken has even greater plans of how to help more animals.

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Source: Happy Animals Club

He plans on putting up a full-fledged “no kill” shelter in a lot that he’s leased for a year.

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Source: Happy Animals Club

Inspired? Help Ken out by visiting here.

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Source: Happy Animals Club

It began as a dream from a young and generous individual, but soon manifested into a life-saving club for homeless animals. With the help of like-minded people,, the “Happy Animals Club” has grown into a potential “no kill” shelter that will save and help many more homeless animals down the road.

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Source: Happy Animals Club

If you’re inspired by Ken’s work and would like to get involved, visit the Happy Animals Club.

Source: Happy Animals Club

Source: Happy Animals Club

Remember, one of the best ways to curb unwanted homeless animals is to fix your cat or dog if you know you will not be able to care or find homes for their litter. A snip at the vet’s office is much more humane than euthanizing innocent lives down the road.

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