Boy collects cat food for charity

Wednesday, 27th April 2011

A 13-year-old boy has been collecting pet food for charity and is encouraging his fellow students to do the same.

Sam Hassett, who is a student at Highfields school in Derbyshire, is collecting tins of cat food and dog food for the Ashbourne Animal Welfare charity, reports Bakewell Today.

In order to get more students involved, the year eight pupil put up posters around his school.

Teaching assistant Maureen Roberts told the news provider: "Sam has a rescue dog of his own called Boris and was keen to help the rescue centre. He put in a lot of time and effort.

"We went to deliver the fantastic amount of food he collected with the head of year eight, Miss Hughes."

Ashbourne Animal Welfare was established in 1988. It is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming stray and unwanted cats and dogs.

Since it first opened, it is estimated that the charity has helped around 6,100 dogs and cats.