Trelise Neal celebrated her 8th birthday without gifts from her friends - and couldn’t have been happier.
Instead of receiving gifts for herself, Trelise decided to donate her birthday to the SPCA.
Her Mum, Sue suggested the idea to Trelise a few weeks before her birthday, and she gave it lots of thought before deciding she’d like to support the SPCA.
"She said I have enough stuff. I'm never bored. And the animals need it,” Sue says.
"She loved it. I wondered how she would feel afterwards - whether there'd be any regrets - but she really understood and was happy with her decision."
Trelise raised $309 for the SPCA. That’s enough to vaccinate five puppies or to provide dental care for three horses!