Young Antonio desperately needs a permanent family to foster his passion for animals

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Young Antonio is hoping to find a permanent family that will foster his passion for animals.

Tony was placed under DHS care in 2011.

Since then, he's lived in a shelter.

His caregivers say he loves his teachers and loves going to school.

He also loves animals - wild, domestic and stuffed.

He especially loves his stuffed friend Brownie.

"I like him because he usually likes doing back flips and acts fun. See watch," Tony says as he shows his stuffed animal doing back flips.

His passion for animals is evident in his compassion for them.

"They're just trying to defend themselves so they don't get hurt," he said.

Not surprisingly, the 5th grader wants to be a zoologist when he grows up.

But if that doesn't work out, he already has a backup plan.

His other career plan sounds equally appealing.

"Science about volcanoes," Tony said.

And he knows a lot about them.

"First it starts to have smoke and then it will boil up and then it erupts," Tony said.

Although Tony is quite the adventure seeker, he is very well-mannered and well-behaved.

His caregivers say Tony is caring and fun-loving.

They believe he would make a perfect son for a loving family.

"A new family that likes pets and kids,” Tony said.

If you want to adopt Antonio call (405)522-4176.

You will go through a background check and interview process.

Click here for more information on adopting a child.

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