CENTER MORICHES - The Suffolk County Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA) is honoring an 8-year-old with leukemia for his own charitable work.

Ian Himmelstein has been saving his cash in his 'money jar' and plans on donating it to the Suffolk County SPCA. The third-grader was initially going to buy something for himself, but decided that the animals needed the money much more.

Ian is doing well right now, and doctors say he is in the maintenance phase.