Unlike any kid, Ken is not busy playing with his toys or iPad. At the age of 8, he spends his free time feeding stray dogs on the streets and was already planning to build his own No-kill animal shelter.
Ken’s advocacy to build his own animal shelter started when he came to realized that almost 80% of animals in city pounds are euthanized when nobody claims them.
”I love animals. I have one rescue dog and two rescue cats. Ever since I can remember I wanted to open an animal shelter to help the stray dogs and cats on the streets. My dad told me it would take a lot of money and 20 years for me to get an animal shelter. He said only grown-ups can raise enough money to start an animal shelter.” Ken wrote in his personal website.
In February 2014, Ken’s pictures while feeding three stray dogs, which he named White puppy, Blackie and Brownie, gained nationwide attention through social media.
Some concern citizen contacted Ken’s family and donated money to support him with the veterinary needs of the dogs. They also raised enough money to build an animal shelter, which he called Happy Animals Club. On May 2014, he rented 1,000 square meter lot which cost $1,500 a year. He also got volunteers to help him from building “Bahay Kubos” to house the stray dogs and cats. They surrounded it with fence to keep the animals from getting out and getting lost again.
With enough veterinary care and nutritious food, Blackie, Brownie and White puppy gain weight and started to grow some hair. They are all ready for adoption!
All photos are from www.happyanimalsclub.org official website.