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5th grade girl starts business to help animals

Posted at 10:51 AM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 13:51:22-04

Katelyn Beissel-Rosales is a rising sixth grader. She wasn't able to volunteer so she took matters into her own hands.

Katelyn was tired of people asking to borrow things like paper, pencils, and pens so she started selling school supplies. She put up advertisements around the halls of her school and even got her friends involved.

By the end of the school year, she had made about $150. All of it went to Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas, a cat, and dog rescue.

"I've always wanted to be a business owner because my parents own a business and I watch a lot of Shark Tank and I really like animals," said Katelyn.

Moments after Katelyn donated the money, a veteran came to the nonprofit in need of help.

"His service dog actually needed [to be] spayed and a microchip and an update on vaccines and it just seemed like a perfect way to use that money that just came in, like it was meant to be," said Christy Stevens, the founder of Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas.