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Duplin County boy receives PETA award

Duplin County boy receives PETA award
Duplin County boy receives PETA award(WITN)
Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 8:42 PM EDT
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DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A Duplin County boy has won an award from PETA after raising thousands of dollars to help animals that were hurt in a house fire.

Eleven-year-old Kaden Simpson raised more than $8,000 for 12 dogs and cats who survived a fire at a nearby home. Unfortunately, the pets' owner did not survive. Duplin County Animal Control originally reported that five other animals had died in the fire, but it turns out, only one animal was killed in the fire.

The fire happened back in September.

Kaden was honored by PETA with a hero to animals award.

After seeing photos of the injured animals, Kaden, who is autistic, immediately told his mother he wanted to help. He started a GoFundMe to raise money for veterinary care and food.

His mom says he’s been donating his own birthday money to the animal shelter for years.

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