Teen spends free time building wheelchairs for paralyzed dogs

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Champlin, Minnesota teen Shaine Kilyun loves being able to just make a difference, especially with animals.

The 16-year-old told FOX 9, "I just love animals, and I wanted to make a difference somehow. I’ve saved a few lives, and I really hope to save more."

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In her free time, Kilyun saves lives by building wheelchairs for dogs.

"I’ve made about 10, and I’m actually going to be making one for a duck," she added.

Kilyun raises the money herself, which Lisa Leverdiere, who works with the nonprofit Home For Life Animal Sanctuary, is grateful for, because these chairs can be rather expensive.