Meet Hannah. She is 9 years old and last year found an injured baby bird in her yard and took it to the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley
. Through this experience she learned about what to do when you find injured wildlife. She shared this experience along with a drawing of a baby mockingbird in a story featured in our Fall newsletter
This past holiday weekend, Hannah held her annual bake sale and decided that the proceeds should be split between the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley
and Golden Gate Greyhound rescue group
. She remembered the organization that took care of her injured baby mockingbird and wanted to do something to help other injured wildlife.
She also loves greyhounds and because she has a neighbor who adopted 2 rescue greyhounds she has learned about the plight of these dogs once they are retired from racing. It is due to her love for her neighbor's 2 greyhounds, Bella & Magnum that motivated her to do something to help other retired greyhounds. At only 9 years old, Hannah understands that our wildlife and our companion animals need our support. Not only does she embody compassion for all creatures, but she takes action and makes a difference in the lives of animals.
I think it is truly inspiring to witness compassion for animals at such a young age. Can you imagine if more 9 year olds set up lemonade/bake sale stands all across San Jose with the proceeds benefiting all of our local animal rescue groups? Hannah's event was a huge success and she made $500! I applaud Hannah and her family for setting such a great example for others, and she deserves our distinction of youngest "San Jose Animal Advocate". Hooray for Hannah!