Did you know that about 6.5 million pets come into animal shelters each year in the United States, according to the ASPCA? While about 3.2 million are adopted each year, about 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized. It is sad to think of all those animals that were not adopted into loving homes.
One young man is doing his part to help animals be adopted into loving homes! Twelve year old, Sir Darius Brown has found a way that he can help. He has a talent for creating stylish bow ties that are handmade for shelter cats and dogs to sport. He hopes that in helping animals look chic and fashionable, it will make them more attractive to potential adopters.
Young Brown was inspired to help shelter animals find loving homes after he learned that some rescue canines had to be moved due to the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.
At the age of two, Brown was diagnosed with comprehension, speech and fine motor skills delay.
He discovered an interest in bowtie making at the age of eight. To improve his fine motor skills, he helped his sister in cutting fabric to make bow ties.
Currently, his “PAW-some” mission is to visit at least 5 states and volunteer at the animal adoption events. By helping the dogs become more cute and dapper in his snazzy bow ties he hopes to help get many dogs adopted into their forever homes this summer.
Brown also feels a passion for public speaking at adult and youth events to encourage people to volunteer and give back in their communities.
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