When you’re a little girl about to turn 7 years old, birthday parties are a pretty big deal. For Lilly Scott, the celebration was extra spectacular.
Lilly decided to take an unselfish approach to her birthday this year. Instead of asking for presents for herself, her focus was on helping homeless pets in our community.
Working with Lilly and her mom, Crystal Scott, A Life to Live hosted a fun-filled afternoon at Jenkins Park in Baytown. Lilly and her guests had a blast, and our organization received an array of gifts and donations that will help us improve the lives of local dogs and cats.
About 20 adults and a dozen kids came bearing gifts, including more than 200 pounds of pet food, treats, dog toys, beds, towels, blankets and community cat traps. In addition, we received $250 in donations to help support our life-saving programs and services.
The kids kept busy petting and playing with four puppies currently in foster care. They also got to adopt cute plushie pets with certificates of adoption and have their faces painted.
There were plenty of yummy human treats as well, including Lilly’s birthday cake that featured the phrase “Adopt Don’t Shop.”
It was a seventh birthday to remember for Lilly, and we were excited to be part of it.
Written by David Berkowitz, public relations coordinator. Photos by Preslie Cox, marketing coordinator and owner of Preslie Cox Photography.