Newsweek says 9-year-old Caroline Wetherington from Chesapeake, Virginia recently opened a non-profit to raise money for the local animal shelter. “Caroline’s Barkery” sells homemade dog toys and treats.
The “barkery” sells large bags of treats for $10, small bags for $5, and homemade rope toys for $10 each.
Her mom Missy Wetherington says her daughter does pretty much everything for the non-profit. Except sometimes, she says, she helps with cleaning up.
According to the non-profit’s Instagram post, they raised $946 for the Virginia Beach SPCA just last year. This year, Caroline is shooting for $1,000, and she’s confident her customer base will get her there.
Newsweek says her mom told WAVY that Caroline has always loved animals, but she is using her non-profit to “fuel her passion”.
As reported in Newsweek, the Virginia Beach SPCA spent $4.7 million on operating costs in 2019, which is about average for an animal shelter.
Have you ever donated to a local animal shelter?