Austin, Texas. As tens of thousands of people geared up for this year’s Austin City Limits festival, one kid in particular was more nervous than anyone else. Ten year-old Jackson Wredon was due to play his favorite violin all weekend. But not just because he dreams of becoming a musical maestro. Oh no.
The young fiddler was playing the popular music event in order to raise money. His goal? $1,000. The charity? Austin Pets Alive! A foundation set up to help animals affected by Hurricane Harvey. The devastating natural disaster displaced a lot of pets and Jackson here really wanted to help.
Hurricane Harvey caused almost unprecedented havoc in the US recently. There were 77 confirmed fatalities and more than $70bn worth of damage done. But while most of the problems have been measured in human terms, Jackson was more interested in the issues that local animals have had to face since …