Two years later, Jade keeps helping animals
DENHAM SPRINGS - Jade Mitchell raised more than $10,000 for area shelters over the past two years, and even adopted a pet of her home. This morning on 2une In, we went back to the shelter where Jade began her dedicated to taking care of animals.
Workers at Denham Springs Animal Shelter say they're able to better take care of animals while they wait for homes, and adoption and awareness are up- all because of Jade. She started visiting animal shelters in Livingston Parish when she was just nine-years-old.
"The first time I ever want to an animal shelter, I remember feeling so bad because the dogs were really skinny," she told News 2's Rebecca Buchanan.
Jade decided to do something about it. She started small, bringing bags of treats every couple of weeks. Then the 4th grader took things to the next level, fundraising to help her friends at the animal shelter.
New bowls, blankets, fans and heaters have all been purchased as she raised more than 10 grand for shelters in Livingston Parish. Now Jade is keeping true to her philanthropic lifestyle, sharing the joy of pet adoption through calendars.