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Local teen collects donations for animals
Christmas for Critters in 4th year
I-Christmas for Critters pic
Shannon Porter, second from right, stands by one of her drop boxes in the Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital. Also pictured clockwise from right: Veterinarian Emily Baldwin, Dawson County High School sophomore Ashleigh Ivy, Porter, Sandra Adams, Opal Baldwin, Clara Baldwin and Elloise Baldwin. - photo by Allie Dean Dawson County News
Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas. "I've always had a place in my heart for homeless animals, and it pulls at my heartstrings to think about animals out there not having a Christmas," Porter said. In 2012, Porter founded Christmas for Critters, a charity that collects monetary as well as food and supply donations for dogs, cats and other animals and donates them to the Dawson County Humane Society.