Inspirational Story – Claire Logue
Name: Claire Logue
Mom: Colleen Davis
The story of Winter and Hope inspired 11-year-old Claire Davis so much that she decided to donate money to CMA to help animals in need.
Can you talk about what interested you in adopting Hope for your birthday?
I watched Dolphin Tale in the theater. I thought Winter was really inspiring. It was a good lesson about never giving up. Then, one year, we went to Florida, and we actually got to go to (CMA). It was really cool. For my birthday, I decided I wanted to donate money to adopt Hope. I wanted to take care of animals that need to be taken care of rather than me, because I have everything I need.
How did your friends react when you did this?
I took my adoption certificate to school, and all of them wanted to adopt their own animal. They thought it was really cool that I saved my own money. They thought Winter was really cool, how she survived. I hope other people want to (donate), too, to help other organizations or CMA.
What did you think about Dolphin Tale 2?
I saw it the first weekend it came out. I really liked it. I thought it was just as good as Dolphin Tale. It was really cool to have Hope in it, too — not just Winter. It was really inspiring and really well put together. And it had a really good theme and message. When they thought they were going to lose Winter after Panama died, they kept trying to look for new opportunities.
Colleen, Claire’s mom:
Can you talk about Claire?
She’s a good kid. Her dad calls her Dr. Doolittle. Little kids and animals follow her wherever she goes. She just has a great personality. She’s volunteered for the animal shelter, and she does have a compassion for animals. I couldn’t be more proud of her that she’s putting somebody else’s needs before her own. She realizes that she is a fortunate child, and she needs to give back to the community. The importance of saving wildlife and saving the environment is more important than anything else.