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Kids create pet beds for homeless animals

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -

While many of their peers are playing games and watching TV, one group of kids is trying to make a difference in the lives of over 300 animals in Rochester that don't have a home. 

McKenna Meyers, Rebekah Stolp, Kylee Pegram and Tristyn Pegram are creating pet beds to donate to the animals.  

"We wanted the dogs to have a comfy bed," said Stolp. 

The kids range in age from 4 to 13. Once they had the idea, they needed to find a way to execute it. 

"We went to neighbors and asked if they had any old blankets that we could use to stuff them with," said Meyers. 

It took some trial and error to get the beds just right. 

"They were like a pillow case that you just have on your bed and then we tried to stuff them into a fleece barrier and then we realized that was way too much work to do that for every single one," said Meyers.  

Too much work, and too much time. At first it took this kids one hour to make one bed, now they can make 10 in that time. 

But there is still one part of creating the beds that they haven't mastered.

"Cleaning is big," said Meyers. "Cleaning the whole house after it."

But there is something that makes it all worth it, seeing the animals reaction to the beds. 

"Seeing the cats and dogs like lay on them and play on them, it's pretty nice to see," said Meyers. 

The kids are not satisfied with the amount of work that has been done, they have a goal to do more. 

"To get some more donations and to hopefully make more for more shelters around the area," said Meyers. 

The kids have set up a go fund me account under the title "Kids Caring" to raise funds to continue helping animals. 

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