The shelter in question is the same one where she adopted her kitten. And the feline inspired him with the story rewarded with this incredible sum.
In Ferndale, Mich., 13-year-old Sidney Hertzberg donated all of his winnings after winning a national essay contest for the Ferndale Cat Shelter. A refuge that was not completely foreign to her since she is a volunteer and adopted her cat there, which, according to her, saved her life.
The essay contest was organized by Petco and the teenager’s text was very popular. The subject of his essay: his cat, Mr. Mittens, adopted from the shelter, who is not only his best friend but also his savior.
“I have a condition called PoTS and so along with some of the symptoms that accompany the condition are dizziness, fatigue and muscle pain,” said Sidney. The teenager indeed suffers from postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS). “My cat Mr. Mittens, I got him when he weighed just over 100 grams, and he was about a week old, so he was very, very small and needed to be bottle-fed. really thought I was going to help him save his life but I didn’t even know he would actually help save mine. “
$ 50,000 reward entirely donated to the refuge
Sidney won $ 50,000 (40,888 euros) for his essay and gave it all to the Ferndale Cat Shelter. Deanne Iovan, executive director of Ferndale Cat Shelter said she couldn’t believe it. “When I opened the check, my eyes… it was just crazy,” she said. The reason Sidney donated her huge winnings to the shelter is that it was a tough time for a lot of people last year, so she figured it would be a perfect end to 2020. The teenager doesn’t count. moreover not to stop there since it launches a program called Sidney’s Seniors for Seniors allowing the old cats to be placed with senior citizens while paying them the food and medical bills.
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