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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne & Monroe Counties Michigan

Compassionate Teens Win Humane Youth Awards

Oct 31, 2019 02:05PM

(From L to R): Katie Moore (winner); Kaitlin Barrett-Huff (1st runner-up), Megan Kowalski (2nd runner-up)

The Humane Society of Huron Valley’s (HSHV) second annual Humane Youth Awards gala fundraiser will take place at the Compassionate Feast, 6 to 10 p.m., November 1, at the Michigan League Ballroom, featuring the host of Animal Planet’s My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy. The nonprofit will recognize three local teens working to make a more compassionate community for both humans and animals.

Katie Moore, 16, has been a Junior Volunteer at HSHV for four years and has devoted more than 300 volunteer hours to the animals. Kaitlin Barrett-Huff, 17, is often found caring for the cats at HSHV with a smile on her face. Megan Kowalski, 13, joined the HSHV Junior Volunteer team just a year ago, and has already completed more than 100 hours of volunteer service.

Karen Patterson, HSHV vice president of volunteers and humane education “It was so inspiring to read all of the nominations and hear about the kindness and compassion that young people are spreading throughout our community. We are thrilled to be sharing some of their stories, as they make us all hopeful for the future!”

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