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Oswego Fourth-Grader Pens Book to Aid Dog Rescue

Apr 15, 2015 01:31PM ● By Steven Jack

The old adage ‘youth is wasted on the young’ certainly doesn’t apply to 10-year-old Tommy Weglarz of Oswego. While most kids his age are busy playing video games this fourth-grader fills his time volunteering.

Tommy’s passion for animal welfare is evident and his excitement is infectious when he discusses his latest project, Copy Tails. Tommy has written, illustrated and published a new children’s book with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to the Chicago French Bulldog Rescue. Tommy has already sold 125 copies and will hold a book signing/fundraiser from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the Oswego Culver's.

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Copy Tails is a short story that chronicles the crazy mishaps of a pack of dogs when they stumble upon a copy laser gun that replicates whatever it shoots. The characters in the story, which include Tommy's cousin, James, are based upon his pets and some of the many dogs that he and his family have fostered since volunteering. 

Each book cost $15 and the funds for his book will go to help with veterinarian costs, transportation, food and other essentials for the all-volunteer group.

For more information regarding Copy Tails or Tommy contact Jill Weglarz at

For more information regarding the Chicago French Bulldog Rescue head to