This past Wednesday, the staff at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA got the surprise of a lifetime when they checked the donation box.
Escaping all notice, an anonymous donor stealthily filled the box with wads of $20 bills. The anonymous donation totaled $8,000!
The shelter cares for upwards of 12,000 animals annually, so the $8,000 surprise was a game changer.
A spokesperson for the shelter told The Dodo;
"We are overjoyed by the generosity of this anonymous donation...We are incredibly grateful and extend a hue thank you to the mystery donor. Whoever you are, thank you so much for your generosity. Your donation will go towards all the animals in our care."
While this particular contribution was exceptionally large, it's important to remember that every little bit helps. There are plenty of ways to help animals in your community. Whether you donate money to animal rescue causes, volunteer at your local shelter, or foster an animal in need, you're making a difference.
If you'd like to learn about volunteer opportunities in your area, you can do so here.
All photos by the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA via The Dodo.