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The Sarah Jayne Orton Memorial Foundation

And the wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
Isaiah 11:6-9

Memorializing the life of Sarah Jayne Orton, who felt the best gift you could give was one that helps homeless animals.

The Sarah Jayne Orton Memorial Foundation was created by the Orton family to memorialize the life of their five-year-old daughter, Sarah. Sarah Jayne loved all animals and lived her life doing all she could to help and care for them. For her fifth birthday, Sarah specifically asked that all birthday gifts be given as donations to Baltimore Humane Society, where her own dog, Scooter, had been adopted before she was born. This selfless little girl felt she had all she needed — a loving family and a warm home. For Sarah, the best birthday gift you could give was one that helped homeless animals.

Sadly, Sarah passed away suddenly in October of 2013, just a few months after her fifth birthday. To honor this sweet little girl’s life, the Sarah Jayne Orton Memorial Foundation was formed. All donations to the Foundation go to the care of the animals at BHS’s no-kill shelter. You can make your donation by filling out the form below.

Sarah’s favorite color was “rainbow.” We all take comfort in knowing that Sarah is now with her beloved pets at the Rainbow Bridge looking down and smiling that her legacy lives on.

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