Every Bark Counts

Hey everyone, my name is Austin.

I started helping animals when I was 6 years old. Now I'm 11. I've also been donating my own money that I have earned to help all animals in need since I was 3 years old. In the past 4 years, I raised $7,000 and I probably helped at least a couple thousand animals.

When I'm not busy helping animals, I usually draw and I do boxing.

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My reason for starting Every Bark Counts is because animals can't speak for themselves.

The idea for Every Bark Counts came to me on a school night in winter. It was really cold and we were at Walmart and I thought about how cold animals would be at shelters because they’re outside. Blankets were $1 and I took them to the shelters because animals need help too.

I usually to try to find shelters that don’t get much. I go for a lot of the ones that people don’t know about because they don’t get too much stuff.

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What I did a year ago was I got supplies for a cat shelter, and I drove there with the stuff because people were just dropping litters of kittens off, and they needed a lot of supplies like cat food and all that. I dropped off that stuff and helped that shelter, and then the week after that, I had a fundraiser, and I got $100 and bought stuff and went to the humane society and donated some food to them too.

Something I am trying to do more recently is I’m trying to raise money for a pit bull rescue because they don’t get any stuff. I’m trying to get fleeces and milk bones and treats and food to them. Usually it only takes $600.

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I really like dogs. I always help them because I have three dogs of my own. I take care of them. I provide the right food for them. I know what food they should have, and I know what dogs would want.

My dog Diesel, I got him probably 5 months ago. He was an animal for NC who was abused as a puppy and taken away from his mom. He was basically tortured, and the shelter up there brough thim to FL, and I adopted him. He’s had a big impact on me because he loves me and he is basically a really active puppy.

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With the money I raised on the GoFundMe so far, I’ve been taking it to pet shop and getting food and blankets for cats and dogs and donating them to the shelters.

The money donated will continue to go to locate animal shelters and  non profit organization which will help provide food, medication, etc.

I think Every Bark Counts, just like every donation counts. 

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Thank You For Your Support! 
Austin ( Every Bark Counts)

Donations (0)

  • Susan Miller 
    • $25 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 5 d
  • Janice Pancirer 
    • $15 
    • 6 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $6 
    • 8 d
  • Marsha Rosenthal 
    • $5 
    • 10 d

Organizer and beneficiary 

Michelle Testa 
Organizer
Palm Harbor, FL
Austin Testa 
Beneficiary
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