SAN ANGELO, Texas — A Junior at Central High School and aspiring Eagle Scout is making a difference for dogs at Concho Valley PAWS.
Colton Flage is working hard to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement attainable in the Boy Scouts of America.
“I had to do a leadership task and to pride leadership into doing a project," said Flage. "The project I decided to do was to benefit the animal shelter."
He says that he's loved dogs since he was young, so he wanted to do something to help shelter dogs.
After seeing an idea on TV, he made two dog beds out of discarded fire hose for his own dogs.
“I went to present it to the PAWS board and they loved the idea so much," said Flage. "They liked the idea of me making them for the shelter."
Putting in more than 100 hours, Flage made 25 beds and donated them to Concho Valley PAWS.
Flage also donated dog food, treats, and $500 that he raised.
“Everything that the community has done for me and helping me become the leader that I am today, I just thought giving back is just a small thing that I can do,” said Flage.