Eight-year-old forgoes Christmas gifts to buy dog food for local shelter

Landyn Wadsworth raised enough in donations to buy 600 lbs. of food for the homeless pets.

Jerusalem Loves Animals is seeking good homes for a number of dogs, including: The four-and-a- half-year-old Niko, who was was abandoned by his owners (photo credit: JERUSALEM LOVES ANIMALS)
Jerusalem Loves Animals is seeking good homes for a number of dogs, including: The four-and-a- half-year-old Niko, who was was abandoned by his owners
(photo credit: JERUSALEM LOVES ANIMALS)
An eight-year-old girl has foregone Christmas gifts to instead help out homeless animals spending their Christmas in a local shelter.
Landyn Wadsworth was so moved by a 2016 visit to the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter in Pasco, Washington, to find a pet that for the last three years, she has asked for donations to buy food for the cats and dogs there instead of receiving gifts, her mother Alisha said, according to KEPR.

This year her haul amounted to 600 lbs. of pet food plus a whole sack of treats, creating a stash taller than she is.
"Landon's wish for Christmas was food donations for the shelter and it looks like her wish came true!! We are so grateful for your kindness and I'm sure the dogs and cats are too!!," the shelter posted on Facebook.
Alisha says Landyn has already started collecting for next year's Christmas donation.