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Mother & daughter raise money for NEA Humane Society

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Jonesboro mother and daughter raised nearly $1,400 for the NEA Humane Society.

Sheri Stotts said she thought of the idea around the holidays and it started as a challenge to her Facebook friends.

“I challenged everyone to donate one bag of cat food or dog food and my daughter called me and she said mom, let me do an indie go go fundraiser online,” Sheri said.

On indiegogo.com, anyone can make a donation using their debit card or PayPal information.

Stotts said the donations poured in over a 20-day period.

She said they raised about $1,200 from the online donations alone and others were dropped off to her in person.

“I actually had people bringing me donations here. Our pilots that come in through the airport were bringing me donations to take out.”

Those donations helped her make a big purchase for the shelter.

“I purchased 25 44-pound bags of Pedigree food and 25 15-pound bags of cat food.”

It didn't stop there, Stotts' daughter contacted Pedigree and the company made a donation.

“Our Pedigree delivery was actually matched by Mars Pedigree and they did more than their share.”

Stotts made sure each animal in the shelter had Christmas toys, harnesses, leashes and other items.

Stotts was there to watch Pedigree drop off their donation and was so touched, she left with a pet. She said the donation will not only help the shelter, but it also helps pet owners in need.

“If you can't feed your pet, you can actually go there and they will donate food to you.”

She urges others to make donations to the NEA Humane Society or stop by. She also urges pet owners to get their animals spayed and neutered.

“If you can't take care of animal, please don't get one.”

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