Young Girls Walk Dogs, Earn Money …Then Donate It All To Burien CARES
Burien CARES employee Jamie Murray alerted us to this charming story – last week two young girls showed up unannounced and made a “huge donation” of $155.67 to CARES after reading our Oct. 7th post about a dog-hoarding and rescue in Burien.
We mentioned in the story how CARES was looking for donations to cover significant costs for boarding the 38 dogs, which were rescued Oct. 6, along with veterinary expenses for emergency care for four of the animals and euthanizing nine others that were too sick to recover.
“They earned the money by walking neighbor’s dogs and asking around for donation to help the dogs,” Jamie said in an email.
According to Burien CARES’ Facebook Page:
This is Annie & Madeline.
Together they earned $155.67 and donated to our poor dogs from the dog hoarding house!!
We are so touched to have so much help from two young girls.
They where very sweet and very excited for the chance to help these poor dogs.
Thanks again you guys!! ?
We contacted Jacqueline Drumheller, the girls’ Mother, who filled in the rest of the story:
The girls (and several of their friends) have been collecting money by offering dog-walking services and selling lemonade in the neighborhood.
They’d collected about $60 total when they saw the article about the dog-hoarding situation in Burien and they were really moved to step up their collection efforts.
I think they pulled in another $100 just in the past week.
One of their little friends even threw in $20 of their allowance money to help.
If you’re interested in helping CARES, which still needs donations to help with the rescue dogs, click here for more information.
You can also reach them at (206) 81-CARES or (206) 812-2737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.