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Spotlight on Elijah Krahn – Youngster on a mission to help shelter animals - June 30, 2014

The Daily Post Athenian, Andy Brousseau reporting

A combination of intelligence, incentive, family inspiration and childhood idealism has converged in an impressive youngster named Elijah.

Seven-year-old Elijah Krahn recently began a project, along with his family, to help find homes for displaced pets in McMinn County. Bones for Homes by Elijah raises money to assist the McMinn Regional Humane Society in finding families for some of the most at-risk dogs and cats in this community. READ MORE


7-year-old boy helps shelter dogs by making treats (VIDEO) - July 9, 2014

WRCB Channel 3 News, Megan Brantley reporting

MCMINN COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -Elijah Krahn and his mother are from west-Knoxville but travel down to McMinn County once a week to volunteer at the humane society.

Elijah wanted to know what happened to the dogs that didn’t get adopted and when his mother gave him the answer, he decided to change it.

This little boy has big plans for these dogs and those plans don’t involve a shelter. He wants to find them all homes.

“Because they’re cute, they’re fluffy and they’re adorable,” said Elijah.

He’s helping them by baking.  READ MORE


Knoxville boy’s business keeps shelter animals in McMinn Co. alive - July 10, 2014

WBIR Channel 10 News

A Knoxville boy has been making a big impact on animal shelters in McMinn County.

Elijah Krahn and his mom travel to the McMinn County Humane Society once a week, and when Elijah asked what happened to the dogs that don’t get adopted, he didn’t like the answer.

So he set out to make sure every dog found a home. He’s been baking dog cookies and selling them, and all the money goes toward sponsoring the pets at the humane society. READ MORE




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