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TWU students, faculty and staff donate $1,282 for the Denton Animal Shelter


Photo credit: Scott Bynum

Shown accepting $1,282 for the new Denton Animal Shelter from TWU students are, from left: Sharon Draper, treasurer of the Denton Animal Shelter Foundation, Inc.; Pete Kamp, Denton mayor pro-tem and vice-chairman of the Denton Animal Shelter Foundation, Inc.; and Jon Scruggs, member of the board of directors of the Denton Animal Shelter Foundation, Inc.

DENTON — Texas Woman’s University students, faculty and staff raised $1,282 for the Denton Animal Shelter Foundation’s campaign for new animal care and adoption center.

The TWU community answered a challenge from the TWU Living Learning Communities and the TWU G-Force student organization to raise $1,000, which allows TWU to have its name placed in the new facility. Students were challenged to raise $500 and faculty and staff were challenged to raise $500. TWU students contributed $537 and faculty and staff gave $745.

The Denton Animal Foundation and the City of Denton are partnering to build a new $6 million animal care and adoption center near North Lakes Park. The new center would replace the 30-year-old city animal shelter on Woodrow Lane, which doesn’t have the capacity for the more than 5,000 dogs and cats it sees each year. The planned 22,242-square-foot facility would be three times larger than the current shelter and could house more animals with additional adoption, housing and grooming space.

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