HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A North Carolina animal lover and philanthropist has donated $250,000 to a no-kill shelter in West Virginia that needed the help.
Donna Wellman, a Huntington native who maintains a home in the area, is supporting the Little Victories Animal Shelter in Cabell County.
She and her husband created the Wellman Foundation to help people, too, funding 40 full-ride scholarships a year to Marshall University.
Wellman says shelter director Sue Brown has often shared her dreams for a bigger, better facility.
Little Victories currently houses about 90 dogs and 50 cats.
Brown says the money will help build a new shelter for puppies, small dogs and cats, plus bathing areas and office space.
In time, she hopes to add space for larger animals, plus an animal hospital.
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