11-Year-Old Asks for Pet Food Instead of Presents
In this case, Seth Morton wanted to help animals so instead of presents, he asked people wanting to give him gifts to bring pet food instead.
“I’ve always really like animals,” Seth explained. “I just really wanted to help in some way.”
His mother, Jennifer Morton said that “he is a really sweet kid.” She said she has tried to raise both of her sons to help. “We do things in our community,” she said. “I want my boys to have a sense of helping even if it is only one person.”
Nonetheless, when Seth asked for pet food instead of gifts for his birthday, she said she thought she should give him some time. “I gave him a week just in case he changed his mind,” she said. “He is only 11.” Birthday presents are important to kids that age, she pointed out.
But, in a week, he still wanted pet food. So, she said, “I did a group text to friends coming to his party.”
Eventually, Seth gathered 172 pounds of dog, puppy, and cat food to donate to the Sequoia Humane Society. They showed up at the Humane Society near King Salmon last week, but no one was there yet.
“They weren’t open,” Seth explained. “We got there at 9 in the morning. But, my mom called them. They came with a cart and they unloaded [the pet food].”
Seth said he and his brother, Dominik got to go inside. They got to see two dogs. “My brother got to pet the boxer,” he said with a hint of wistfulness.
He told us he was glad to trade presents for pet food. Seth pointed out, “All I could do before was give them a bone sometimes. Now I got to give them this.”