Being a part of Kids Adopt a Shelter has really given me an extraordinary way to help animals find a home. Kids Adopt a Shelter, or KAS, was founded by Sean Martin and his sister, Mary.

KAS allows kids to adopt a shelter, and become a part of their organization. KAS kids become a family and work together getting as much or as little help as they need. The kids raise funds and collect items for a shelter in their area, and anyone can become a part of it. I got to participate in a bunch of activities, but my biggest one was last summer, when KAS put together a pet fashion show at Petco.

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My own mother actually put it together and planned it. We had tons of animals, with more than 20 pet adoptions. The event had about 50 vendors with seven animal shelters present and about 500 people in total. It was such a great time, to meet more pet lovers and to fall in love with such adorable animals.

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