Joplin Boy Spends His New Year’s Resolution Helping Animals Find Homes

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JOPLIN, Mo. — For one local family, their New Year’s resolution has to deal with more than just bettering themselves.

One member of the Boyt family wanted to help out animals at a local shelter. Here’s how Tobin Boyt =wanted to achieve his new year goals.

Tobin Boyt is only eight years old and spends his Friday evenings with his family helping out at Faithful Friends Animals Advocates in Neosho.

“We clean the litter boxes out and we play with them,” says Boyt.

This is all part of a New Year’s resolution the Boyt family made this year. Not only do they volunteer at the shelter, but they also took it upon themselves to fundraise.

“I first asked for it on Facebook and some people sent in real money. Some people sent in money on Facebook,” says Boyt.

With just one month into his New Year’s resolution, Tobin has already raised $678. This was all possible through a few Facebook videos that Tobin and his sister Nora started making. And the videos they made helped a few animals find their forever homes.

“I’ve also been doing videos on cats and dogs on Facebook and we already have two adopted. One is a cat named Jane and then the other is a dog named Hollis,” says Boyt.

Directors and staff at Faithful Friends couldn’t be more thankful for all of the work Tobin and his family have done for the shelter.

“Well Tobin and his family started coming in several weeks ago and they’ve become one of our most Stellar volunteer families. We can count on them to be here consistently every week working with the cats and working with the dogs and they’ve become adopters and as you can see Tobin has become one of our biggest financial supporters as well. He’s really fantastic,” says Denna Clymer, Board of Directors member.

Even with all of the fundraising that Tobin has done so far, his end goal is simple.

“I hope that they’ll have a great home and a great life,” says Tobin Boyt.

Tobin will continue to raise money until he reaches $700.

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