Teenage Duo Helps Put an Animal Orphanage Back in Business
The Old Town-Orono Animal Orphanage has two teenage girls to thank for their hard work.Kassidy Harriman and Alexis Hawes from Leonard Middle School has been raising money for the shelter when they heard it had to close it’s doors in September. The girls started raising money for the orphanage as part of the “I Will” Campaign, a program that encourages people to do a good deed every year in honor of the victims from the September 11th attacks.The duo surpassed their goal of $1,500 dollars and handed a check over worth $1,956.23. Kassidy Harriman said she enjoyed giving back, “Just the fact that they community needed help and, like, why not?”"When you have that kind of enthusiasm at that age level, it shows that there are people out there that will be there to take it over at some point,” said Roberta Fowler,President of the Animal Orphanage. Fowler said she will use the money to add new equipment to their shelter, like a dish washer, so they can spend more time with the animals. She also added that the cats, that were treated for scabies and ringworm, are doing well. The president said “They are now the healthiest cats in Maine” and are ready to be adopted.