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Dublin kids raise money to help dog shelters as many are at capacity, strained

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A group of Dublin kids organized the first-ever "Dog-a-Thon" Sunday to help animals in need and dog rescues. (WSYX)

A group of Dublin kids organized the first-ever "Dog-a-Thon" Sunday to help animals in need and dog rescues.

"On all our shirts it says, 'Just a girl who loves dogs,' which is a true statement," said Annabelle, Sydney, and Olivia of Dublin.

The hope is to encourage people to adopt and raise money to help rescue groups like Canine Collective and the Greater Dayton Labrador Retriever Rescue.

"We feel like all dogs should have a good home and every dog should live a happy and long life," they said.

We've heard from many shelters and rescues that now is a desperate time. They are flooded with animals in need, with not many people looking to foster or adopt.

The Dublin volunteers raised $1,000 Sunday by selling treats and raffling prizes.

"Dogs have helped humans so much. We feel like dogs should be given back the opportunity they gave us," said the girls.

They hope to continue their efforts each year.

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