Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Teens Help Animals in Kensington Pet Haven Animal Hospital

Sofia and John
Sofia Annunziata is getting a reputation as a true animal lover. The thirteen-year-old Brooklyn girl spends her Saturday’s helping out on behalf of her organization New York City Teens for Animals at the Kensington Pet Haven Animal Hospital. Her and other teens volunteer there to help rescued animals that need medical attention.

“It makes me feel so happy when the animals get better and I get to see them blossom,” 

Sofia said. Sofia was recently noticed on Facebook when she attracted 5,000 fans to her page in which she documented the nursing back to good health of a beautiful black Labrador/Pit Bull mix named John that was first discovered barely alive in Brooklyn a month ago.

NYC Teens for Animals recently collected about $1,200 to save Sunny, a golden Pomeranian that is in need of surgery on one of her back legs, and another Pomeranian called Tina.

John, Tina and Sunny are just three of the many other lucky animals that receive Sofia’s special TLC. About one year ago Sofia helped raise money to buy a wheelchair for Timmy, a Shih Tzu that is paralyzed.

“Imagine how one teen can make such a difference,” said Pet Haven veterinarian Jill Caruso.