Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Grateful Snuggles for Kind Kids!American Humane is having a "Be Kind to Animals" kid contest to promote Be Kind to Animals Week, May 6-12, 2007, and recognize the kids that are leading the next generation in taking care of animals. When this was brought to my attention, N. and I decided that the perfect person to nominate is the son of one of our longest running fosters. Here is the nomination that was sent in today for him:
"The stereotype of 12 year old boys today is not R.K., but I wish it were. R., along with his mom J. and the rest of the K. crew, has fostered over 150 kittens for the East Bay SPCA, along with their 100th kitten, Century. When kittens are sick, it is R. who holds them as they get medicine; when they need a bath, R. makes sure they are warm and dry off fast; when they crash all of the sudden, it is R. of everyone in the house who holds them to give them comfort and solace as they pass. Under-socialized kittens start in R.’s room first because he has a special way with them, and at the rest home where he volunteers with his mom and sister A., R. visits with the house cat, much to the amusement of the residents. One of his most important contributions is with neighborhood kids: R. explains proper kitten handling, and educates them about animals. R. is a wonderful, compassionate kid who always knows how to quiet down and be gentle with his foster animals, and in return they give him grateful snuggles knowing he has saved their life."
If you know any kids that should be reconized for their kindness to animals, please go to Americanhumane.org and nominate them! They are the ones who will be ensuring the welfare of homeless animals in 30 years, and we need to show everyone how we appreciate their efforts!