Boy, 3, donates birthday to shelter animals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Brant Bitter, 3, brought his birthday haul to cheer up some cats and dogs waiting for their new home.

With a pile of toys of his own, Brant had no trouble asking his young friends to come to his birthday party with animal toys and food, instead. His dog, Ellie, eagerly sniffed through the box.

"They're not for you, Ellie!" Brant said in a tiny, giddy voice.

"He said, 'No mom, I want to collect for the animals!' his mom, Amanda Bitter, said. "We got our dog at Wayside (Waifs), so we decided to collect toys for Wayside."

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