Mason Maddison cuddles Timothy

Youth gives SPCA a helping hand

Mason Maddison gave his birthday money to help animals in need.

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.

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