The funds will be used to renovate the veterinary services area.
The Halifax Humane Society received a $50,000 donation from Lowell and Nancy Lohman in a "spur of the moment act of generosity" following the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 12, according to a press release.
After hearing statistics at the dinner that volunteers had donated over 50,000 hours of time for the animals, Lowell Lohman said he was "so touched," and surprised staff and volunteers by announcing that he would be donating more money for the renovation of the veterinary services area at the main campus facility at 2364 LPGA Blvd.
“Even at just $10 an hour equivalent hourly wage, that is a savings of over $500,000," said Lohman in the press release. "I knew I needed to do more for this organization. I asked the people I was seated with, including Dr. Green, the director of veterinary services, what did HHS need next and the answer was an updated, more efficient veterinary services area."
Lohman then asked Chief Financial Development Officer Pam Clayton if she could estimate how much a renovation of the veterinary services area could cost, and she quoted him $43,000. After touring the space the next day, the Lohmans decided to donate $50,000.
“Lowell and I are so impressed with the dedication and commitment of the volunteers we have met this evening," Nancy Lohman said. "We applaud your efforts and how you care for our community’s animals."