It is an open secret that animals have a hard time in the shelter. Before they get to a loving home where people take loving care of them, they are first housed in cages or small rooms.
For this reason, it is all the more beautiful to see how some people try to make these animals’ stay a little more comfortable. One of them is an extraordinary boy named Darius Brown, who found an unusual way to help these animals.
Darius, or Sir Darius Brown as he likes to call himself, was on his way across America to make flies for animals from animal shelters so that they can get the best out of themselves.
Initially, Darius began cutting fabric with his sister to improve his motor skills. But this developed into an interest in making flies, initially only for people. After Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma hit the country hard in 2017, he came up with the idea of using his talent to help animals.
“I saw all the damage the hurricanes had done and I kind of wanted to help, but I didn’t know how,” Darius told Rachael Ray last year. “That’s why I followed a shelter on Facebook and I noticed dogs being transported from Texas to New York. So I thought, why not donate some of my flies so the shelter residents can get adopted faster.”
This summer, Darius, who is from Newark, New Jersey, plans to visit animal shelters in at least five states to volunteer, provide them with flies and, with the help of his social media presence, bring more awareness to animals in need of new homes.
Darius has already received a lot of attention for his work. In addition to his appearance with Rachael Ray, he also appeared as a designer at the New York Pet Fashion Show and even received a letter from former American President Barack Obama praising him for his efforts.
And quite rightly so, when you look at how fashionable dogs can look with bow ties.