When Lili Vaughn of Des Plains, Ill. adopted her dog, Bigby in 2011 from Heartland Animal Shelter in Northbrook, Ill, it changed her.
When she learned about how much help shelters needed to care for homeless pets and find them loving homes, Lili set out on a mission to find creative ways she could assist.
The pet loving girl first starting asking friends and family for donations to Heartland instead of birthday presents.
Then, with her allowance, Lili starting buying collars and decorating them with flowers and buttons. She mails them to shelters throughout the country. “I do a lot of research and find the shelters I like and then send them,” she says.