9-Year Old Boy (With Help From His Dad) Opens A No-Kill Animal Shelter In His Garage

Happy Animals Club

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.

Ken, an amazing 9-year old in the southern Philippines, along with the help of his dad and donations from around the world, was able to realize his dream of opening a no-kill animal shelter to help dogs and cats who have largely gone abandoned and ignored in his area. The shelter, named “Happy Animals Club“, exists in Ken’s garage (for the time being) and provides care to a few dogs who are thriving in Ken’s care. Donations to Happy Animals Club can be made via PayPal.

Happy Animals Club’s main goal will be to rescue dogs from the city pound. In this article dated March 20, 2014, the official at the pound said most dogs are put down because only 20-30% of owners claim their dogs, and no animal welfare organization is doing something about it…Please help me develop the animal shelter by volunteering, holding seminars at your school or company, or donating funds for dog food and veterinary care. Happy Animals Club is a non-profit organization registered in the Philippines. Happy Animals Club is autonomous and independently managed by me with help from volunteers (currently my dad, he complains that he is an “involunteer”). Happy Animals Club is not affiliated with anyone or any organization that supports euthanizing stray dogs.

Ken's Poster

Ken with Brownie


Park Dogs

images via Happy Animals Club

via Huffington Post

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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