WESTFIELD, NJ — Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming in Downtown Westfield recently began selling “Kindness Bones” in honor of Christopher D., a 10-year-old Mount Arlington boy who died last year in a boating accident.
All proceeds from the treats ($4.99 each) will be donated to a local animal shelter, according to shop owner Michelle Butrico. Each one comes with a card to pass along when they complete an act of kindness for a stranger.
Butrico is one of many who have been inspired to honor the boy’s memory by the Kindness for Christopher D. Facebook page.
“We know Christopher was an avid dog lover and we wanted to partake in the mission to spread smiles in his name,” Butrico said.
The peanut butter-flavored dog treats, available in one size, are purchased from a local dog bakery, Butrico said.
“We started selling August 8th and we have had a huge success so far,” she said. “After posting on Facebook we have had people from all over come it to purchase them.”
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming is located at 218 East Broad Street.