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Advocate’s dying wish to benefit humane society

It’s been said that when faced with their own mortality, people tend to reveal who they really are. If that’s true, a lesson in generosity can be taken from Peggy Gay.

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Hospitalized by heart and kidney failure since Aug. 2, the animal lover and advocate has developed and is proposing a sustainable fundraising plan to help raise money for the cause most dear to her heart — the Humane Society serving Logan County.

Chloe’s Project would raise money to benefit the local animal shelter in part through proceeds raised by a mobile grooming operation started by the donation of the van Mrs. Gay used during her professional years as a certified professional master dog groomer.

She said by telephone Friday from The Ohio State University Medical Center that her dream is to leave a lasting legacy with the humane society that will eventually become a long-term funding mechanism for the shelter.

“The vision came to me in a dream,” Mrs. Gay said of her idea to donate a 40-by-90-foot structure on her property as well as her former mobile grooming van to the humane society.

“I typed it all up and sent it to (Humane Society Director) Lori (Plummer.)”

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