Lo­cal girl raises funds for Hu­mane So­ci­ety

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By Elisha Mor­ri­son el­[email protected]­ton­courier.com

One lo­cal girl put her love of dogs into ac­tion by rais­ing money for the Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Saline County.

“I just love dogs and I want to help dogs who do not have a home,” said Mad­di­son Richards, who is 8 years old.

She sold cook­ies, brown­ies and bundt cakes over the week­end of June 21 to raise $100 for the Hu­mane So­ci­ety.

Richards’ own dog, Marco, is a res­cue that she thinks is mostly beagle. She has had him for two years af­ter she adopted him from the Bryant An­i­mal Shel­ter.

“I walked in and I saw him,” she said, adding the fam­ily had not even got­ten in the door when she said “that’s my dog.”

The Cald­well Ele­men­tary School stu­dent held a fundraiser sell­ing lemon­ade last year for the Bryant An­i­mal Shel­ter. She thinks she will do an­other fundraiser next year.

She said she is crazy about dogs and spends her time ei­ther draw­ing Marco or other dogs.

Richards wants peo­ple to know an­i­mals shel­ters and places like the

Hu­mane So­ci­ety need help.

“It is im­por­tant to help an­i­mals,” she said.

Any­one look­ing for a pet or wish­ing to make a do­na­tion can con­tact the Hu­mane So­ci­ety, which is lo­cated at 7600 Baux­ite High­way in Baux­ite or by calling 501-557-5518.

ELISHA MOR­RI­SON/ The Saline Courier

Mad­di­son Richards, 8, holds one of the pup­pies avail­able for adop­tion at the Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Saline County while pre­sent­ing Ann Sanders, direc­tor of the Hu­mane So­ci­ety, with the money she raised.

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