14-year-old helps dogs find a home

Ishaana Patel, Age 8

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Meena Kumar, a 14-year-old girl that lives in California, has raised over $14,000 to help older mutts find a home. When Meena was nine months old, she was found in an abandoned basket on a college campus in Pune, India. After spending a year in an orphanage, she was adopted by a couple in Mumbai and brought to San Jose, California. 

She understands what it’s like not having a home. She pet sits for money to raise for the pups. In Mumbai, Meena would watch over a litter of puppies at her home. When she came to the United States, almost every weekend included a trip to the Humane Society or to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. Muttville is a cage-free dog rescue that gives senior dogs a “second chance at life,” according to their website. The organization was founded by 2016 CNN hero Sherri Franklin and rescues about 1,000 dogs per year and runs mostly with the help of volunteers. 

Do you know somebody like Meena? She’s one of the people who don’t just do it for the money, or fame. She does it because she cares. She KNOWS how it feels.  

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