SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokanimal accepted a check from the estate of a Tonasket woman for $125,000 Wednesday.
The donation is one of the largest in the 30 years Spokanimal has been around. The non-profit is about to lose its contract for Animal Control Services with the City of Spokane. The loss of the contract has resulted in a decrease of over 50% of the shelter’s annual revenue.
Marjorie Harper’s Estate Executor Gerald Oaks, wife Peg and daughter Michelle presented the check at the entrance to the Dawg House, where adoptable dogs are housed.
The money will be used to fund the Dorothy Clark Animal Clinic, which performs low-cost spay/neuter and microchip services to the public. The Prison Dog and Farm Livin’ barn cat programs, Crusin’ Critters, senior pet-therapy visits and training programs for volunteers will also be funded with help from this money.