A 10 year old Western North Carolina girl was in recent times awarded a runner-up place in the National American Humane 2010 Be Kind to Animals contest, which identifies kids that work to provide better lives to animals.
Janis Brehler, of Asheville, was taken aback by the admiration, in the age 6-12 category, which she could win for volunteering at the Asheville Humane Society. Her parents considered that she earned it.
Jaimie Brehler, her father said that he and his wife were not very much surprised seeing their daughter winning a place in the competition since she had toiled so much and devoted herself to the cause.
More than that, it was her pure love that earned her the recognition at the national level contest.
Janis intends to make use of the $500 prize money to purchase a laptop for school work.
Kids nationwide had been nominated for the volunteering work they did for providing better lives to animals. They raised money to offer that to animal shelters and also gave speeches regarding the issues faced by animals.
Being a volunteer at the local Humane Society since 2008, Janis tries spending maximum time after her school gets over cleaning cages and walking dogs, etc.