Few are the news stories that leave us feeling lighter and with a renovated faith in humanity. Very few indeed. But here is one of them: the story of a 9 year old who created a shelter for stray dogs with the help of photographs and a website.

Since a very young age, Ken has helped the stray dogs and cats he finds near his home in the Philippines. He had been giving them food and water, but until now he had not had sufficient funds to give them medical attention or to shelter them until they recovered.

Then, a few months ago, photographs of Ken with three stray dogs appeared on the Internet and people from all over the world began to donate money. “We got enough money to get the dogs I was feeding off the street,” says Ken “feed them high quality canned food, and provide them with veterinary care.”

Ken opened his “Happy Animals Club”, probably a dream shared by many children around the world, and his dogs have gained a lot of weight while their open wounds have completely healed. Thanks to donations, this boy, an agent a change if there ever was one, has created an NGO to continue rescuing dogs, healing them and finding them homes.

Here, two different elements come together in the most fortunate of encounters: a boy with an altruistic vocation and a genuine love for animals, and the Internet’s ability to reach out.

Few are the news stories that leave us feeling lighter and with a renovated faith in humanity. Very few indeed. But here is one of them: the story of a 9 year old who created a shelter for stray dogs with the help of photographs and a website.

Since a very young age, Ken has helped the stray dogs and cats he finds near his home in the Philippines. He had been giving them food and water, but until now he had not had sufficient funds to give them medical attention or to shelter them until they recovered.

Then, a few months ago, photographs of Ken with three stray dogs appeared on the Internet and people from all over the world began to donate money. “We got enough money to get the dogs I was feeding off the street,” says Ken “feed them high quality canned food, and provide them with veterinary care.”

Ken opened his “Happy Animals Club”, probably a dream shared by many children around the world, and his dogs have gained a lot of weight while their open wounds have completely healed. Thanks to donations, this boy, an agent a change if there ever was one, has created an NGO to continue rescuing dogs, healing them and finding them homes.

Here, two different elements come together in the most fortunate of encounters: a boy with an altruistic vocation and a genuine love for animals, and the Internet’s ability to reach out.

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