Donating his birthday money to the Port Alberni SPCA was an easy choice for Mason Maddison.
“I sort of already have everything and I really like animals,” said Maddison, who donated $236 that was given to him as gifts to the SPCA earlier this month.
Donating his birthday money wasn’t Maddison’s first time helping out animals in need.
The 12-year-old adopted both of his pets from the SPCA.
He has had Oscar, a four-year-old pitbull-boxer-mastiff cross, and Timothy, a seven-year-old Maine coon tabby, since they were five months old.
Helping animals is a cause close to Maddison’s heart and he aspires to keep doing it his whole life.
“I thought of being a vet for a little bit but now I want to be a conservation officer.”
But for now, he’s just hoping to start volunteering with the SPCA when he’s old enough.