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Instead of birthday gifts, 9-year-old boy asks for money to save dogs from kill shelters Published: July 1, 2014

When most 8-year-old kids think about their birthday, they dream about a fun party with their friends, a delicious cake and a huge pile of gifts, says the Huffington Post.

Ethan Katz is not most kids.

A couple months ago, when he was talking about turning 9 with his mom, Lisa, he decided that for his birthday, he wanted to raise money to save dogs.

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