Maddy gives her all to new animal shelter

Madeline Morrison

Madeline Morrison

Nine-year old Madeleine Morrison, know as “Maddy” to her friends and family, made a very grown-up decision recently when she chose to help ICARE with their “Raise the Roof—a Cause for Paws” campaign to build a new Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center in Big Pine. She emptied her piggy bank (seen here holding the change from her piggy bank–photo by dad, Michael Morrison) and donated $202.35!
Maddy is a fourth grader at Round Valley School and loves animals. In fact, she’s been riding horses and mules at the Double L Ranch since was just 3 years old! She also helps her parents, Michael and Venetia, with all the foster dogs that come through their home, giving them lots of love and attention before they go to their adoptive homes. Maddy has pledged her piggy bank savings to ICARE until all the funds are raised for an Animal Shelter we can all be proud of. If you’d like to help, visit:

4 Responses to Maddy gives her all to new animal shelter

  1. Wayne Deja December 26, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    ….Such a nice story to see early Thursday morning on what’s going to be a LONG day for me having to go to Bakersfield….I LOVE DOGS… different than family members,and kinda wish I could volunteer help at the shelter….but if I did,a good chance of attachment issues I’d get and end up with 25 dogs running around my house and yard……Good job Maddy !!!!!!….

  2. Tinner December 26, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    We all just got schooled by a nine year old little girl.

  3. Proud of Maddy December 26, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to Maddy! Great job and and a great example of the true meaning of Christmas! Many blessings large and small will come your way because of this selfless act.

    Bravo to her parents for raising such a sweet daughter!

  4. Mongo The Idiot December 26, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    I am so proud of you, your selfless contribution speaks volumes about your character. I hope the rewards of your positive actions, both spiritual and physical come quickly.
    I hope you know what a blessing you are to your parents and The Owens.
    Thank You for uplifting my spirit and giving me hope.
    Bless you, young person covered in hearts!


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