Autumn Porter of Appleton, who turned 7 years old on May 14, decided for forgo gifts for her birthday and instead ask her friends for donations to Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County in Thomaston.

Porter is a big fan of the show "The Incredible Dr. Pol" on the NatGeo channel. This started the theme for her party. Then she continued with the theme and thought about the donations. In addition to the donations, she also donated $25 in birthday cash to the shelter.