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How Bowties Help These Pets Find Forever Homes

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All it takes is a little pizzazz for a shelter pet to get adopted. Darius Brown, 12, does that by handcrafting bowties and donating them to animal shelters around New Jersey, so the pets can get adopted faster. Darius, who was diagnosed with comprehension and speech delays, along with delays in his fine motor skills, says that making the bows has helped him improve those skills. “You would see the photos of the dogs wearing my bowties, and you would see the dogs in their loving homes, and they’ll feel so comfortable, and enjoy, and that just makes me very happy,” Brown told As’s Stephanie Officer reports, Brown is proof that you’re never too young to bring your dream into fruition.

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