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Liam Bray is a 13 year-old artist and award-winning poet. He lives in Richland with his siblings and a winter white hamster named Lumos.

This month, he created an adoption form for the COVID pets he drew on the cover:

My name is ____________ and I am applying for adoption of ____________.

I NEED this pet because _______________________________________.

I will be held responsible for this pet and any mess it makes, including those of my neighbor’s delivery food and possibly any of the Monopoly money my chicken is so enthusiastic to use to “stimulate the economy” ending up on the street.
[  ] I AGREE

I will not use my pet for supplies (and definitely not as a last resort for toilet paper).
[  ] I AGREE