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7-year-old boy raises nearly $1,700 in fundraiser for dog food

Trevin Behm and his chocolate lab, Alex, sit Saturday with Kaye John of Prairie Paws Rescue of Jamestown at the Tractor Supply Co. store during a meet-and-greet event for animals ready to be adopted. Trevin presented John with nearly $1,200 in donations he collected during a fundraiser after losing Tucker, a litter mate to Alex and other family dog. Another $500 will be donated to Prairie Paws Rescue from MACKKE Plumbing Heating & Air LLC on behalf of Trevin's fundraiser.JOHN M. STEINER | THE SUN

Trevin Behm, a 7-year-old boy who was devastated after his family lost their dog, Tucker, to a cancerous tumor, started a fundraiser Jan. 22 to purchase food for hungry dogs.

In less than a month, Trevin raised nearly $1,200, and with MAACKE Plumbing Heating & Air LLC of Jamestown matching up to $500, Trevin’s fundraiser totaled at nearly $1,700.

Trevin’s mother, Kendra Behm, chose Prairie Paws Rescue as the beneficiary of the fundraiser because the organization let Trevin pick out what kind of food and other items to donate. The family went to Tractor Supply Co. in Jamestown last Saturday to present Kaye John of Prairie Paws Rescue with food and other treats.

All donations received after last Saturday will be forwarded to Prairie Paws Rescue, Kendra said.

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