Teen spends free time building wheelchairs for paralyzed dogs

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By , 98.7 KLUV

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.

She said, "It’s very hard to raise money in these times. So for her to make not one cart but two carts for us probably saved us close to $1,000

If you'd like to donate to the effort, you can donate on Zelle to Wheeliesdogwheelchairs@gmail.com.

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