A Tail of Two Cities

A local nine year-old boy is making a difference at home and across state borders.

River Woods Elementary student Kyle Sheaffer presented $300 and over 70 animal beds to A Place To Bark, an animal rescue located in Portland, Tennessee.

Kyle developed this love for helping four-legged friends through District 203’s One School, One Book program when they read the book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. The story helps kids understand the importance of helping the community.

When Kyle learned about A Place To Bark and their Naperville partner Dog Patch Pet Store, he decided he wanted to help by starting a fundraising and awareness drive at his school.

“When I heard at Dog Patch about A Place To Bark and my mom looked up a little bit more and it said that the person at A Place To Bark was supposed to close down for a little bit so she could get more money to help these dogs, and when I heard that, I really wanted to help and help these dogs,” said third grader Kyle.

Kyle continues to help the rescue organization by donating his weekly allowance of $10 and writing a blog for A Place To Bark.


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