Ashley Mobilia Collects Supplies And Raises Funds For Big Dog Ranch Rescue

Ashley Mobilia and her mother Janice have volunteered at Big Dog Rescue Ranch twice weekly for nine months. Although Ashley is only 9 years old, she goes there to walk, feed, bathe and provide companionship to the rescued dogs.

In December, Binks Forest Elementary School allowed her to organize a fundraiser and accept dog supply donations at the school. In January, she made 1,000 photocopy announcements to send home with students, and she addressed the school on morning televised announcements.

The families at Binks Forest donated hundreds of items, including dog food, treats, tennis balls, leashes, towels and other supplies. The estimated value of the items was around $1,000.

Mobilia collected all of the items at the school on her birthday at the end of January and spent the afternoon delivering the supplies and volunteering at the animal rescue facility. She also requested that friends attending her birthday party bring dog supply donations instead of gifts for her. She was able to donate more than $150 in cash.

 ABOVE: Ashley Mobilia with the supplies she collected for Big Dog Ranch Rescue.