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July 16, 2010|By MELITA WISHARD
  • Makyah Baker is shown with some of the items she dropped off at the Humane Society of Washington County. She asked her friends to bring items for the animals at the shelter instead of birthday gifts for her.
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Girl asks friends for items for animals instead of gifts for her

When asked about her upcoming birthday, Makyah Baker said she wanted to do something for the animals at the Humane Society of Washington County.

On June 1, accompanied by her grandmother, Trudy Smith, and her best friend, Shelby Delosier, she took in items for the animals to the shelter.

When asked about the motivation for her generosity, Makyah said, "Well, I just love animals. I always have."

Her best friend, Shelby, agreed. "It's all she talks about is dogs," Shelby said.

With two dogs and two fish at home, Makyah wanted to help animals that were not as fortunate.

"I hope they like what we brought," she said.

Makyah's love of animals is common knowledge to her family and friends. More than 50 guests attended her birthday celebration and brought animal-related items and monetary donations for the shelter.

"Makyah is so devoted to her pets," her grandmother said. "I think this is just a wonderful thing for her to do for the animals here at the shelter."


The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to for information about animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

Yard sale

An indoor yard sale will be held at Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship in Cearfoss today from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be sold. Table space is available for $15 per table. Proceeds will benefit the church's community ministry center. To reserve table space, call Sam Hawbaker at 301-739-7598.

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