7-year-old donates nearly 2,000 pounds of dog and cat food to local animal shelters

NORWICH – Myanna Dickey, age 7, of Bainbridge, with the help of her father, Justin Dickey, who is the co-owner/manager of South End Wines and Liquor, helped to organize a local dog and cat food drive.

“I really like animals and I want to be a veterinarian, so I wanted to build my resume. My favorite part was going into the SPCA and seeing all the dogs and cats, they all looked so happy,” said Myanna.

The food drive was named "Give Our Furry Friends a Chance,” and actually had a Facebook page created for the event. The Facebook page can be found at: www.facebook.com/events/1464644233857941/

In total, Myanna helped Give Our Furry Friends a Chance raise 1,850 pounds of dog a cat food and $81 in cash from her event. All of which was split up between two animal shelters. Myanna gave the Chenango SPCA, 1,030 lbs. of food and $51 in cash. She also donated to the The Delaware Valley Humane Society, the animal shelter located in Sidney, 820 lbs. And $30 cash.

“She decided to do this event because she was told it was difficult to get into Vet. school and good grades and sports isn't enough, she'll need to help her community. She then said let's have a dog and cat food drive. Every Sunday we pass the SPCA in Sidney on our way to church and they are sometimes asking for donations and I think that's where she got the idea,” said Justin.

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