animal stories for kids: caring

When I write animal stories for kids, I love for the characters to care about others.Since most of my characters are animals, they work to help their friends to overcome challenges. Sometimes the characters raise money to benefit others.  Have you heard about a special little boy named Brandon? He’s an adorable nine year-old who did something amazing. He read that an older racehorse named Karazan, was destined for the slaughterhouse. Brandon noticed that he and Karazan had something in common. “I saw her hair was the same, exact color as my hair. And I wanted to save her because I love horses ”he explained. He asked his Mom to spend his birthday money to buy the horse from the slaughterhouse. His Mom made a plan. She combined some of her money with donations from her friends. She was so impressed with Brandon’s caring nature she made a plan that astounded him.

“I thought I was in trouble,” says Brandon. But, the news was much better: Karazan had been saved from slaughter.

“When I told him the horse had found a home he started jumping up and down,” Mom said. “And then I said, ‘She’s yours!’ and he went nuts.

In late August, a couple of weeks before he turned 9, the best birthday present of his life rolled down the driveway.

“She’s his best friend. He’s always out grooming her and whenever he feels down, he walks out into the field with carrots in his hand to talk to his new buddy,” Allen says. “They’re a perfect match; She was meant to be with him,” Brandon’s Mom added.

If you like reading amusing animal stories for kids about racehorses, check out Charlie the Horse. Just like Brandon, Charlie had a big dream too. If you like animal stories for kids that share a message of kindness and generosity toward others, you might like Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, or Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog.

Copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2015


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  1. Sherry Ellis says:

    I’m so glad the horse’s life was saved. I think it’s so sad that horses are sent to the slaughter house when they’re old.

  2. MJ Allen says:

    Brandon is my son 🙂 very proud of him, he received a donation from a few people and wants to use the donations to buy some needed supplies for our local animal shelter along with lots of treats for his beloved Karazan 🙂

  3. MJ Allen says:

    Sorry it took a bit but your interview questions are all replied to by Brandon and there’s some new photos for you to use as well 🙂

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