A Pasco girl didn’t want presents for Christmas. Instead, she donated 600 lbs of pet food to an animal shelter

Tri-Cities Animal Shelter

PASCO, Wash. – Landyn Wadsworth isn’t your typical 8-year-old kid.

Instead of asking for toys for Christmas, this Pasco girl asked her family for money to buy pet food so she could donate it to the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter.

She collected enough money to buy more than 600 pounds of food along with blankets for cats and dogs to have in their kennels during the holiday season.

This is the third year in a row that Landyn has asked for donations for the shelter in lieu of Christmas gifts.

Her mother, Alisha, said it started when she visited the shelter in 2016.

“She was pretty sad that there were so many animals that didn’t have homes for Christmas,” her mother said.

So she started asking how she could help before deciding that she wanted to collect food and treats for cats and dogs to make their life better while they wait to be adopted.

Alisha said her daughter is a special kid who recognizes when help is needed and rarely begs for things for herself.