Mysterious "Cat Woman" Leaves $8,000 Cash Donation at Pasadena Humane Society

Published : Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 5:46 AM

Pasadena Humane Society officials expressed delight and thanks to anonymous donor who quietly placed $8,000 worth of twenty dollar bills in the Neely Cat Center donation box around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

“There was a woman in the Neely Cat Center … who was reported to have visited the area where the donation box is a couple of times. She also expressed interested to our staff about adopting a cat, but did not visit the adoptions office,” said Pasadena Humane Society representative Jamie Holeman. “We can only guess it was this person as the donation was left anonymously.?”

Holeman said there was no note left with the cash.

“We get a fair number of anonymous donations, but this donation is unique in that it was made in cash in a public donation box,” Holeman said.

The money will be used to support the care for the 12,000 animals — dogs, cats, rabbits and many other types of creatures — the Humane Society takes in and cares for each year.

Holeman said the organization extends “a huge thank you to this anonymous donor on behalf of the animals at the Pasadena Humane Society. We rely on the support of generous individuals like him or her to provide compassion and care for the 12,000 animals that come through our doors each year.”

This weekend will see one of the Pasadena Humane Society’s biggest annual fundraising events, the traditional Wiggle Waggle Walk at the Pasadena Rose Bowl.

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