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

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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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