Horse as bell ringer? It works for the Salvation Army.

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Horse as bell ringer for the Salvation Army in Wisconsin rakes in 10 times the donations of the average bell ringer.

The miniature horse, Tinker, has worked as bell ringer for the Salvation Army for four Christmases. Tinker may be miniature — as in a miniature horse — but he's a big money raiser for the Salvation Army. He uses his mouth to hold and ring a red bell and also picks up with his mouth a "Thank You Merry Christmas" sign. He can also bow and give kisses.

Major Roger Ross, a Salvation Army commander, said Tinker is one of their biggest money raisers in the area: He brings in 10 times the amount of a regular bell ringer

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