Big hearted boy raises money for animals in need
Tim Brody - Editor
A love of animals prompted Spencer Burke, 7, to think of a way he could help animals in need in Sioux Lookout.
After putting some thought into the matter, he decided to hold a lemonade and bake sale on July 21 at his grandmother’s house on Prince Street.
He raised $255.10, which he donated to Sioux Looks Out For Paws.
“I thought it would be nice to help the animals,” he said.
“We visited the pet shelter on Monday and we got to see how it operates and Spencer got to ask questions like what does the money go towards? What are the costs involved? How much work is involved? Do you have a lot of volunteers? And we got to play with the kittens that were there,” Spencer’s mother Rikki Burke shared.
“Spencer said while he was there that he would be interested in being a volunteer, so he and I are going to go and do some volunteer time there,” she added.
“My husband and I are so proud of him. People here and that saw on Facebook are extremely proud and say it was very thoughtful of him. Someone even said they and their children were inspired and they wanted to do a bake sale too, which is really neat to hear,” Rikki also shared.
Lynda Ducharme, Sioux Looks Out For Paws chair, commented of Spencer’s donation, “It was such a thoughtful thing to do. So impressive because of the money he raised, but he also came to the rescue to see what we do to help the animals and now his mom and him have signed up to volunteer.
“Sioux Looks Out For Paws has a lot of young volunteers with wonderful parents as role models. Spencer’s donation will cover medical bills, food and supplies.”