Youngest volunteers make a difference at Humane Society


OVER THE PAST MONTH – THE GREATER BIRMINGHAM HUMANE SOCIETY HAS SEEN AN INFLUX IN THE NUMBER OF ‘DUMPED PETS.’ AND IN THE SUMMER MONTHS, THEY OFTEN SEE A LOT OF PREGNANT ANIMALS COMING THROUGH AS WELL – ALL NEEDING HOMES. CBS 42’S LEIGH GARNER JOINS IN STUDIO WITH MORE, LEIGH? IT SORT OF MAKES YOU WANT TO TAKE THEM ALL HOME, RIGHT? BUT OF COURSE, ONE PERSON CAN’T DO ALL OF THAT. HOWEVER, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF SMALL PEOPLE – SIBLINGS – EMILY AND GRAHAM – WHO ARE DOING A WHOLE LOT. AND IT’S MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR MORE OF BIRMINGHAM’S ANIMALS TO FIND LOVING HOMES. IT’S CRITTER CAMP TIME AT – “the humane society. The greater Birmingham Humane Society.” AND THAT’S WHERE WE MET GRAHAM – AGE 9, AND EMILY – AGE 7. THE MASTERMIND OF THIS WHOLE OPERATION– “she is. She wants to be working here, and I’m like. You’re probably going to own this place.” “we’ll see lots and lots of volunteers that come in routinely. Weekly. Some of them come in every single day.” THE HENNINGER KIDS ARE THOSE TYPE OF VOLUNTEERS. “how about we stand by Cupcake? Because they said she’s really nervous and stuff.” TO PUT IN PERSPECTIVE – THEY’VE BEEN AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY ALL DAY FOR CAMP. “hook your claws on if you need.” THEY WILL BE – ALL WEEK. “makes me want to get all of them. But my mom will always say no.” AND THEY AREN’T CLOSE TO HAVING ENOUGH. JUST LOOK HOW CLOSE THIS DOG SCOOTED TO THE BARS TO BE CLOSE ENOUGH FOR A PET. “her eyes are kind of shoved against the bar, though.” THEY COME HERE TO SOCIALIZE THE DOGS AND CATS — GET THEM ACCUSTOMED TO BEING AROUND CHILDREN. (NAT) – SQUEAK AND THEY HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN THEIR HEARTS FOR THE ANIMALS WHO MAY NOT LOOK OR ACT LIKE THE REST. “I don’t care about that. I just care about what they’re like on the inside.” “we are just happy that they are doing that. That is such a huge, huge important thing in these animals lives.”>EMILY AND GRAHAM WILL ALSO BE RAISING MONEY FOR THE HUMANE SOCIETY – WITH A LEMONADE STAND ON THURSDAY THROUGH CRITTER CAMP, AND THEN A DOG WASH IN THEIR OWN BACKYARD COMING UP IN AUGUST. IN STUDIO, LG CBS 42 NEWS LCYCCO. NEW AT TEN: JUST OVER HALF WAY THROUGH THE YEAR–2019 HAS PROVEN TO

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