Anonymous $25K Donation Given to Toronto Animal Shelter

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 20, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

An anonymous donation for $25,000 to a Toronto-area animal shelter left a worker in amazement.

Ruby Richards told the Toronto Star: “If animals could talk, they’d be meowing and barking, ‘thanks for helping us!’”

A man in his 20s left a package for thousands of dollars last week at the Humane Society of Durham Region.

“We get lots of people in making donations so I didn’t really think anything of it. I asked him if he wanted a tax receipt and he said there was no need for that,” Richards said.

But when she opened his envelope, Richards noticed there was $25,000 contained inside of it. “I was dumbfounded, just looking at it. My mouth fell open and I let out this scream and instantly burst into tears,” Richards said.

The shelter, in a Facebook post, said the man sought to tax receipt and did not want to give out his name.

“He just handed us an envelope and left. Inside this envelope was a note that said ‘Life is a lot more valuable than anything money can buy! All I ask is that you help a stranger one day, with no expectation of gain.’ In the envelope was a bank draft for $25,000,” the post reads.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.