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Twelve-Year-Old Is PETA India’s Hero to Animals

Written by PETA | March 4, 2010
Laura Moll


Compassion transcends age. Laura Moll—a 12-year-old vegetarian from New Delhi, India—is a role model to children and adults alike. The aspiring veterinarian volunteers at the Friendicoes Society for the Eradication of Cruelty to Animals, a local animal shelter, and records her efforts to help animals on her moving Web site.

Warning: The beautiful and poignant photographs of the many homeless animals who have touched Laura’s heart—photographs that she hopes will encourage people to adopt these animals—just might move you to tears.

For her unwavering dedication to homeless animals, Laura has received PETA India’s Hero to Animals Award and a card signed by PETA India staff members.

Whether you live in India or Kentucky—whether you are 9 years old or 86 years old—helping animals in your community is as easy as ABC.

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • Yuv says:

    LAURA I LOVE YOU!!! from your bff 😀

  • Uma says:


  • Alicia Armstrong says:

    What a wonderful soul

  • Mannich says:

    Cool Laura!!!!! Mach weiter so!!!! Wir sind natrlich auch sehr stolz!!! Die Mannichs und Oma

  • Tara Marijewko says:

    This is my friend!!!! I really like it that she helps all these animals. That’s just great!!!

  • Sharmishta Mitra says:

    beautiful…i am from India been here since 24 years and still cant figure out why we are so cruel to animals. But then there are Angels like Laura who give me and others who care a bit of hope

  • Rad_Rosa89 says:

    Simply amazing.

  • Zoey says:

    wow i am amazed. im 11 and i hope that someday i can be like you.

  • Carla says:

    Your awesome Laura!! Thanks for helping these wonderful animals..your truly an inspirtation to many!

  • Stephi says:

    Liebe Laura!! Das ist richtig toll von dir! Wir sind sehr stolz. We are so proud well done sweety… die Gansers

  • Kuldeep says:

    Wir sind beeindruckt!! Keep up the great work for as long as you can and you will get all the support you need.

  • Melissa says:

    This girl is a true inspiration! Her parents must be so proud of her. This wonderful young lady shows that there is hope for the future. I almost cried when I read this story. Laura you are an amazing person and I just wish we had more people out there like you.

  • Chell says:

    I wish there were more persons like you! I really do! I do the same thing and try to educate people that no dog is better than the other just because they are purebred…I encourage people to adopt dogs from shelters and to try to bring in dogs to the shelter if they are lost. I go around the neighborhood to see if they are any streetdogs that I think cannot be able to survive in the streets and give them a home I have currently rescued nearly 1015 dogs 1 of them my friend adopted I witnessed this labrador mix being dumped in an alley because he was no longer profitable no one wanted to buy him because he was full of ticks and fleas and that is no reason to just dump a dog or sell it. I took him to the vet and they manually removed his ticks he had thousands I see this dog every day he is so sweet. Thank you for feeding those dogs they really appreciate it even though they dont talk

  • moo.lennon. says:

    wow.i am 14 and i am amazed at this girl!i love u laura!vegetarians rock!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    She’s an inspiring young woman. The land of Gandhi must respect all animal life because he’s their national hero and he had profound compassion for all creatures.

  • M.Bain says:

    Keep up the good work

  • rania gkotsi says:

    congratulations for all you done for those great creatures.i wish i could help but i am from greece. nevertheless i am trying to help every stray animal i can..and i hope in five or six months to be able to adopt as many as possible good for you! i wish the best

  • Sarah Adey says:

    Her parents must be so so proud of her. She is a true credit to our race. God bless you Laura! XXX

  • Patricia Droppa says:

    You are an inspiration to many lovers of animals. I only wish more people all over the world would help these poor dear loving creatures as you do. Here in the US we have many shelters but still so many people are not kind to a lot of the animals we do have here. They are blessed to have you there to help as many as you can. Starting with the sterilization of all of them so not so many unwanted and mistreated. Hugs Patty