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SpokAnimal receives private donation of $125,000

SpokAnimal received some “pawsitive” news this week of a $125,000 donation from a private citizen.

Marjorie Harper, a longtime resident of Omak, Wash., died recently at 99 years old, said SpokAnimal executive director Gail Mackie. Harper had no relation to SpokAnimal, but left a bequest to SpokAnimal for $125,000, Mackie said.

“Marjorie was a real animal lover and wanted to make sure that we were able to continue,” Mackie said.

The shelter faces 60 percent budget cuts next year, when they will stop providing animal control services to the City of Spokane. Mackie estimates they will have a $1 million budget next year.

“It’ll go a long ways toward helping us,” Mackie said.

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