Boy asks for toys, supplies for shelter animals instead of birthday presents

A 12-year-old boy in Fairfax County decided to ask his friends to help the pets at his local animal shelter instead of giving him birthday presents.

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter said instead of asking for presents, Nicholas asked for toys and supplies for their shelter pets.

The shelter said Nicholas wrote them the following letter, which read in part:

The shelter thanked Nicholas for his generosity and for also spreading awareness about shelter animals.

To learn more about the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, click here.