Kara Burgin loves animals and worries about the conditions of homeless pets. For her sixth birthday, she asked her family and friends to purchase pet blankets instead of gifts for herself. She is the daughter of Allison and Mattney Burgin. She attends Sherrill’s Ford Elementary School. When she grows up, she wants to be a nurse practitioner in the neonatal unit, just like her aunt, Diane Arndt. "All of us at Tri-County Animal Rescue appreciate Kara’s thoughtfulness," said Joann Hager, founder of Tri-County Animal Rescue. "She has a huge heart. Thank you, Kara!"