Not one red carpet, no selfies, no celebrity anything. This kid just loves animals. Happy Animals Club Founder Ken Amante, 10, Talks His Fascination With Animals, His Improbable Shelter’s Challenges, And His Vision For The Future [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, VIDEO, PHOTOS] The 10-year-old Happy Animals Club owner talks about his no-kill shelter more than a year after photos of him feeding the stray dogs of the Philippines went viral. By Peter de Jesus | Oct 12, 2015 02:34 PM EDT Ken poses with Whitey, Blackie and Brownie, the three rescue puppies who eventually triggered his creation of the Happy Animals Club. (Photo : Happy Animals Club, Inc. ) Most 10 year old boys spend their free time playing sports or video games, but Ken Amante is very different. He spends his free time rescuing stray animals within a remote area of the Philippines where he lives. The high-spirited boy first gained worldwide attention and admiration when pictures of him feeding local strays went viral. Soon afterward, he was flooded with donations from concerned animal lovers all over the world. As a result, he was to accomplish his dream of creating a no-kill animal shelter that rescues dogs and cats from a painful, difficult life on the streets. Dubbed the Happy Animals Club, the shelter aims to rescue animals from both the streets and from the local city pound, where unclaimed animals are usually killed off. "I'm just a kid who loves animals," said Amante, who spoke exclusively to HNGN Pets Happy Zone via video conference. Now, a year into the shelter's operation, Amante talks about his lifelong fascination with animals, the challenges he faces since his shelter opened, and his vision for the shelter's future. (Photo : Happy Animals Club, Inc. ) Einstein, one of the relatively new additions to the Happy Animals Club, poses with Ken after being rescued and rehabilitated in the shelter.