WICHITA COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — One Holliday student and his family are making strides for adoptable animals all throughout Texoma as they ensure pets at the Humane Society of Wichita County are taken care of, both emotionally and monetarily.
Since moving to the area four years ago, third grader Jackson Moore has made it his mission to celebrate each birthday spreading love to shelter pets.
With a mid-January birthday, Jackson said it’s the perfect time to give back to local furry friends.
“Right after Christmas, I already have enough,” Jackson said. “I already have enough toys, so I don’t really need any more. So I wanted to give to the animals.”
This week alone, Jackson raised enough funds to cover the costs of five adoptions much of which came from his own pocket.
Not only that, but only two months into 2024, Jackson and his family have donated over $1,000 in supplies to the Humane Society.
“I think that’s when Jackson was first inspired to help the shelter dogs because as a kid, you want to take them all home,” Dustin Moore, father, said. “So we had to say, ‘Oh, we can’t take them all home, but we can help them.”
It all started when the Moores adopted their two dogs Harvey and Molly from the Humane Society.
Since then, Jackson and his five-year-old sister Maeve have dedicated hours upon hours playing with, reading to and loving on all the four-legged friends that come through the nonprofit’s doors.
“They like to read they keep books over there in the cat house,” Dustin said. “Both of them like to read, and Maeve is a reader now. Now she’s in kindergarten, so she was really excited last time when she finally got to read to the cats on her own.”
While Jackson said he loves giving back to dogs and cats in need of homes, he hopes to inspire other kids his age to follow in his footsteps.
“It’s just really nice. I like sharing with all my friends, and I’m very happy that I get to be on the news because maybe if other kids just hear and listen to my story, they might be inspired,” Jackson said. “They might start donating to their local shelters.”
Though Jackson mostly funds the adoptions and supplies from birthday money, his mother has set up a donation page to help the Moores continue supporting the adoptable pets at the Humane Society of Wichita County.
To donate directly to Jackson’s journey, visit the Candid donation page. Or, to donate directly to the Humane Society, visit their website.