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July 11, 2013

Donation made to honor Edwards

WASHINGTON — Connie Jo (Myers) Edwards passed away on September 18, but her love and compassion for animals will continue after Edwards left $19,000 to the Daviess County Animal Control and Shelter.

The money was presented to Beth Trousdale, manager of the facility, Monday morning by Edwards’ family and friends.  Edwards was a retired teacher who had taught in Washington and at North Daviess Elementary.

“She was an animal lover,” said Connie’s sister, Nyla Tillotson of Henderson, Ky. “She especially loved her cat, Sweetie and wanted to help homeless animals find forever homes. Our whole family loves animals and we are active in our local shelter in Henderson as well.”

The donation was made in honor of Edwards’ two nieces who passed away, Sheri and Teri Tillotson. The two sisters were also animal lovers.

Edwards’ best friend, Mary Divine, Washington, said her life-long friend left the money to the shelter in her will.

“We hope this will encourage others to think about making a donation to the shelter,” said Divine.

The shelter, which typically houses about 60 cats and dogs on any given day, opened in 1993.

“We’ve had other gifts left to us in wills before but this is not something that happens here very often,” said Trousdale. “We can definitely make some great improvements to our facility with this money. We really appreciate this and so do the animals. Thank you so much.”

Earlier this year, the shelter opened its dog park area where volunteers can walk animals housed at the shelter and those looking for a new pet can interact with the animals in a safe area.

The shelter always seeks volunteers and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The facility is also open 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

“We are always looking for people to come walk dogs and of course, people to adopt the animals we have here,” said Trousdale.


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