Dawson King with Diane Blankenburg, his mother and Bonney Brown
Nevada Humane Society’s fourth annual Walk for Animals on June 4 at Sparks Marina was another great success, but something was extra special this year.
Two young people were in the list of top ten fundraisers for the event, each collecting more than $1,000 for the homeless pets of our community.
Dawson King is ten years old and quite involved in many charity events. He particularly relates to this event as he has three cats and one dog among his family members.
Katie Lou Hickman, 13 years old and a regular with the Walk for Animals, is also inspired by her own furry friends—one cat and two dogs.
Washoe County is a very giving community of people, especially
where homeless pets are concerned.
It is especially inspirational when young people like Dawson and Katie Lou step up and out in such an extraordinary way to help those that can’t help themselves.
“We are so grateful for all of our supporters, but we were particularly impressed that two of the top fundraisers were only 10 and 13 years old,” said Bonney Brown, Executive Director for Nevada Humane Society.
“What a great role model for young and old alike.”
On June 27 and 28 respectively, certificates of appreciate and gift packages were presented by Nevada Humane Society to Dawson and Katie Lou in honor of their dedicated effort and generous contribution to the animals.
In attendance for Dawson was his mom, Julianne King, and Katie Lou had her mom and dad, Nicole and Tim Hickman, and Ronnie Whitlach, friend and mentor for her charitable activities.