DUNCAN, Okla. — A young boy in Duncan is taking it upon himself to make sure that dogs in the Stephens County Humane Society find a loving home.
Ean has decided to collect aluminum cans in order to raise money to cover the adoption cost for dogs who don’t currently have a home.
The adoption costs are about $100 per animal. So far, Ean has raised $200.
It all started back in January when Ean and his mom went to the animal shelter. When he saw how many animals were cooped up, Ean told his mom that he wanted to do something to help.
“He makes me cry all the time because of it, he just, his heart, it makes me cry every day,” Ean’s mom, Amanda Adams, said.
In just a few weeks, Ean has already raised enough to cover the adoption of two animals, but he’s just getting warmed up. Ean says he wants to raise enough money to pay for 20 dogs to be adopted.
“I don’t have words. I am humbled. I am proud of him, his family, I am in complete and total awe that a seven-year-old can grasp the concept and that it has touched his heart to want to fight with us,” Stephens County Humane Society director Nicole Baldwin said.
Ean doesn’t mind doing it alone, but if anyone wants to help, he’s only asking for one thing.
“By giving me cans,” Ean said.
With school coming up quickly, Ean’s mom says he won’t have as much time to collect cans. But people have already started donating trash bags full of cans.
The humane society says they will be setting up a bin and call it “Ean’s Cans” for people to drop them off.
By Monday afternoon, Ean was already able to sponsor his third dog.