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Spokane Valley girl has unusual birthday wish

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Belle Kangas. Photo: Pet Savers Belle Kangas. Photo: Pet Savers

Belle Kangas loves dogs. So when her mom suggested she donate on her 11th birthday, she decided she wanted to help animals.

“I told my friends on my invitations to donate to the shelter,” Belle says.

She got a lot of food and toys, and brought the haul to Pet Savers, something that surprised her friends.

“I always am so greedy about presents,” she says.

But this time she wasn’t. She has a good reason.

“I thought about dogs in those commercials where they make you cry a lot,” she says. “I thought about those and I felt really bad about them and I wanted to make humans care about dogs a lot.”

Her love for dogs started when she was younger.

“I called him Jack from Jack Skellington,” she says, showing a picture.

Jack was hers and she loved him. But she had to give him away three years ago.

“I very much miss him. And I always thought about him when I was doing those things,” she says.

Jack was her inspiration behind it all.

“My parents feel proud. I feel proud of myself. I'm sure that Jack will feel proud,” Belle says.

She is a pet saver through and through and plans on doing it every birthday.

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