Two primary students from Cayman Prep and High School spent some of their summer vacation raising money for charity One Dog at a Time.
Toni Wagner and Nina de Saram, both age 8, baked cookies and organised other refreshments to sell to their neighbours and friends, with Toni explaining, “We love dogs and we wanted to help our favourite charity by donating money to help pay for some vaccinations.”
Nina added, “We had a great time making everything to sell and we raised over $50, which is amazing as most products were 50 cents.”
ODAAT vice president Caroline Johnston said she welcomed the funds. “I was thrilled when the girls donated the money and told me that it was all their own idea to help us,” she said. “We have lots of dogs and pups that need vaccines to guard against serious illnesses such as parvovirus, which can be fatal.”
Support from the community is vital for charities such as ODAAT to continue their work, Johnston added.
To make a donation or find out ways to help the charity, email [email protected] or like the group on Facebook at onedogatatime13.