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Boy, 12, camps in garden every night for year to raise money for rescue dogs | UK | News

Ashley Owens from Hertfordshire started tenting in his again garden on March 28 2021 to fundraise for UK charity Paws2Rescue, which helps dogs dwelling in determined circumstances in Romania.

So far, the 12-year-old has raised more than £7,000 of his ambitious £30,000 goal.

And regardless of passing the milestone of 1 year, he plans to hold going till he hits his fundraising goal.

Ashley, who has three household dogs, has confronted freezing temperatures as little as minus 7C in the winter, and a sizzling and stuffy tent in the summer time.

But he stated that if he comes shut to giving up he thinks of the stray dogs struggling on the streets of Romania.

Ashley stated: “It doesn’t matter how I’m feeling at all, I still want to camp out for the dogs because they’re living in a much worse place than in my tent, so how they feel is way worse than I do.”

The 12-year-old stated he can be “so happy” to attain his £30,000 goal.

Ashley’s proud mum Emma added: “He started off sleeping one night out and then he just went, ‘I’m going to sleep out again’.

“And then he carried on and on and stated, ‘I would like to raise money for dogs’.

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The charity gives meals, shelter and veterinary care for undesirable dogs and cats in the nation which will in any other case starve or freeze to loss of life. Some are additionally rehomed to the UK.

Paws2Rescue has neutered greater than 10,000 dogs and cats because it was based in 2013 to assist cut back Romania’s big stray inhabitants.

The charity additionally runs an schooling programme in faculties to educate the subsequent technology to deal with animals with compassion, and makes common donations of clothes and meals to kids dwelling in poverty in the nation.

Most lately, Paws2Rescue headed to the Ukrainian border with provides for refugees and their pets.

Support Ashley right here.

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