Hampton kid with help from Pet Smart donates pet toys to Peninsula Animal Shelter

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Conner, who is a 5th grader, wrote to four different pet stores and asked for their help in donating to the animal shelter.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Peninsula Regional Animal Sanctuary has received a generous donation from a 10-year-old boy from Hampton.

Conner, who is a 5th grader, wrote to four different pet stores and asked for their help in donating to the animal shelter.

The shelter, located in Newport News, is one of the largest in Hampton Roads and is in constant need of donated items to help animals entering the facility.

Conner and his family have donated used blankets to the shelter in the past, but this time he wanted the animals to be given toys.

When he wrote to area pet stores, he said, “If pets had toys, they’d be so happy.”

Connor said the animals’ time at the shelter would pass quickly as they could “have fun playing with their new toys!”

Newport News’ Pet Smart made Connor’s wish come true and donated a ton of toys and supplies. It took her family two trips to bring all the donations to the shelter.

The shelter said it was extremely happy with Connor, his family and Pet Smart for the donations. Donations will help many animals present and future.

To learn more about the Peninsula Regional Shelter and how you can donate items or adopt a dog, cat or pet, visit www.peninsulaanimalshelter.com.

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