Thursday, Dec 5, 2013
Family Donates $50,000 to Perry County Humane Society
DU QUOIN -- A Perry County animal shelter has received a huge surprise.
The Perry County Humane Society was contacted after the death of George Bechtlofft last month. George and his wife, Evelyn, have always been animal lovers. The family wanted to give the shelter $50,000 as a memorial. That will pay for about a year's budget.
"I was absolutely shocked and just overwhelmed," said Amber Gregory with the Perry County Humane Society. "Just so thankful. We've never had this kind of donation."
Evelyn made a visit to the shelter Friday morning and also picked out a new pet to take home.
The shelter is funded entirely by donations. Gregory says the $50,000 will bring a lot of financial security.
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