Be Kind: Volunteer raised money to buy pools for Long Island shelter dogs

LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- Some lucky shelter dogs on Long Island can soon cool down in donated pools.

Valerie Sanks is an animal shelter volunteer. She collected dollar bills to buy the new kiddie pools.

The donations were pinned to a wall with heartfelt notes. Her efforts were so successful that 17 shelters on the Island got a pool.

Sanks purchased different sized pools for different sized dogs.

She also provided the pools to shelters in Westchester County.

TRENDING: Unique, long awaited Little Island park opens to public in NYC
EMBED More News Videos

Derick Waller reports on the opening of Little Island Park!

----------Don't forget to #BeKind. For more stories of kindness, check out our "Be Kind" campaign page and follow our Facebook group. Let us know if you see someone doing something kind by filling out the form below:

* More Long Island news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a News Tip
Copyright © 2022 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.