Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Trey In The News

This is my oldest grandson. This article was in his local Newspaper.

Young Boy Raises Funds for SPCABy Lori Verni, Staff WriterThursday, September 27, 2007 8:52 PM EDT
Most adults are aware of the pet overpopulation problem and the need for people to adopt dogs, contribute to animal welfare and be responsible pet owners. Most pet lovers try to do their part in one way or another and a very exceptional young man has also started making a big difference for animals in spite of his youth.Trey Russell, a ten year old resident of Fuquay-Varina, recently completed his second annual fundraiser for the SPCA of Wake County. Trey is an animal lover; his favorite animal being his dog, Patience, whom he adopted from the SPCA of Wake County four years ago.After receiving some fund-raising campaign materials in the mail from SPCA last year, Trey felt the need to do something to help the hundreds of animals the SPCA of Wake County provides assistance to each year. He contacted friends and family via e-mail, asking them for their help and by the end of last summer had raised over $250.Building on last summer's success, Trey decided to continue the tradition and worked diligently to meet his summer 2007 goal of $300."Trey's annual fundraiser not only raises money that directly helps the animals in the care of the SPCA of Wake County, but it also informs the people he knows about the issues facing animals in our community like overpopulation, cruelty and neglect," said Vanessa Budnick, SPCA of Wake County's Humane Educator. "I think that the message of Trey's hard work is that you are never too young to help your community. The animals at the SPCA of Wake County are lucky to have a friend like Trey Russell helping them."Trey is the son of proud parents Jay and Dawn Russell and is a fifth grader at Wake Christian Academy.

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