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It’s not every day you see a 9-year-old recognized for making positive change in his community. Well, today is a special day! Ken started Happy Animals Club – a non-profit no-kill animal shelter project in the southern Philippines. With help from international donors, Ken was able to get the capitol (27K) to build a website, get high-quality food, vet services, and buy a plot of land for his shelter.

“I came up with the idea for the Happy Animals Club when I was thinking that there may be more kill shelters than actual shelters for animals,’ Ken explained to metro.co.uk. “I want to save as many of those dogs as I can from being killed for no reason.”

Hats off to Ken and all the entrepreneurs who recognize you don’t always need a business plan, a marketing team, ping-pong tables, or 1 million in investments to help solve a problem.

Meet Blackie, Brownie, and White. So unoriginal it’s actually adorable! CAjdZsl

Ken rescues strays. He feeds them and gives them shelter. 

“We got enough money to get the dogs I was feeding off the street, feed them high quality canned food, and provide them with a vet.” 


Happy Animals Club. Ken – making it happen!

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NHwFzeRHe plans to put the pups up for adoption soon. 


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