Local girl donates food to help homeless pets
For the last five years, Megan Deines, a local 13-year-old has asked that, instead of giving her birthday gifts, that friends and family donate dog and cat food to be given to local shelters.
For the last two years, the Meridian Valley Humane Society (MVHS) has been the beneficiary of this wish. This week she donated 300 pounds of dog food to benefit the dogs at the Meridian shelter. Along with friends and family who donated in honor of her birthday, she also had some help from Lewis and Clark Middle School, Fellowships DDA, and Rainbow Books in collecting the food.
Her birthday is in February and she starts collecting food early in that month. In addition to the 300 pounds of dog food, she also collected 100 pounds of cat food that will be donated to Simply Cats Rescue. Megan has given a name to her yearly donation project: “Megan’s Animeals”
MVHS Board Secretary, Sharon Whaley, said “It is inspiring to meet a young woman like Megan, who is so generous and selfless and committed to helping homeless pets. We applaud her efforts and are proud that she chose us to receive this wonderful gift.”