08/23/2012 01:29 pm ET Updated Oct 23, 2012

Third-Grader Driven To Raise Money For Oconee Animal Shelter

A northeast Georgia eight-year-old is dedicated to helping dramatically change, and even save, the lives of shelter dogs and cats.

Olivia Lamons, a third grader at Statham Elementary School where her mother Lacy teaches second grade, loves to read. When she came across an article last spring about a child who raised money for charity through a lemonade stand, she became inspired to help her community.

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