Savannah Youngblood celebrated her ninth birthday on Jan. 6. Instead of personal gifts for her birthday party she asked her guests to bring toys and food for dogs and cats.
Her friends brought food, collars, leashes, shampoo, toys and treats to the party. She then donated it all to ICARE.
She is the daughter of Jeanette Youngblood and granddaughter of Jerry and Barbara Crosby of Melbourne.
"Thank you, Savannah, for reminding us all of what is important, that it is better to give than receive, and for being such a special person," an ICARE spokesman said.