Pets Fur People receives special $5,000 donation

Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 4:42 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 11:13 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - An East Texas man made a special $5,000 donation to Pets Fur People.

Jeff Gottesman made the donation to honor the legacy of his wife, Judy Gottesman, who recently passed away due to Alzheimer’s disease. Judy was a passionate animal lover and had shelter dogs of her own.

“She loved animals, especially dogs; we have two dogs of our own and she was always looking out for them,” said Gottesman.

Pets Fur People is a no-kill shelter and says the donation will greatly help with day-to-day expenses as well as spay and neutering operations. With the donation, the shelter will be able to spay, neuter, microchip and vaccinate several animals as well as provide extra care. They placed a plaque in her honor and named the receiving center after her.

“To have somebody who really sees the same vision and the same mission that we have is to help these helpless animals and so it was just a really kind generous gift to give us,” said Gayle Helms, the executive director of Pets Fur People.

Pets Fur People Donation Judy Gottesman
Pets Fur People Donation Judy Gottesman(KLTV)

A donation that Gottesman says would be a dream come true for Judy to see.

“I am sure if she knew this and if she saw her name up there she would just be in tears,” said Gottesman.

He already made several other donations in Judy’s honor to the SPCA and the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County.

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