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Charity Accepting Donations for Ohio Boy Who Tried to Sell Teddy Bear for Food

An officer found the boy in front of a drug store. He told the officer he hadn't eaten for days

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    Officer helps boy peddling teddy bear for food (Published Monday, Aug. 15, 2016)

    A charity is accepting donations to help a 7-year-old boy police in southwest Ohio say was trying to sell a teddy bear to buy food. 

    Franklin Officer Steve Dunham found the boy in front of a drug store earlier this month. He told the officer he hadn't eaten for several days. 

    Dunham took him to a restaurant to eat. Other officers went to the home, and police say they found four older boys living amid garbage and cat urine. 

    “It broke my heart,” Dunham told NBC affiliate WLWT. “He told me he was trying to sell his stuffed animal to get money for food because he hadn't eaten in several days.”

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    A pig who escaped slaughter is now living out her life in a South African sanctuary and painting original works that have sold for up to $2,000.

    "She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

    Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

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    Children services authorities have placed the children with other relatives. Their parents pleaded not guilty to child endangerment charges. 

    Police say the Saint Vincent De Paul society at a local Catholic church is accepting donations for the boy and his brothers.