For her last birthday, 5-year-old Sarah Jayne Orton asked only for donations to the Baltimore Humane Society.
On Oct. 10, just five months after her birthday, Orton suddenly died. In her honor, Orton’s family has started a foundation to help support the animals she loved so much during her short life, according to a release announcing the foundation’s creation.
All donations to the Sarah Jayne Orton Memorial Foundation go toward caring for animals at the Baltimore Humane Society where Orton’s dog Scooter was adopted before she was born.
“We all take comfort in knowing that Sarah is now with her beloved pets at the Rainbow Bridge looking down and smiling that her legacy lives on,” Sarah Mathews, Orton’s aunt, said in the release.
The humane society plans to post a plaque at its dog kennel in Orton’s honor.
Donations can be made by mail to Baltimore Humane Society at 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown 21136, or online .
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