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Haywood County man surprises dog rescue with $250K donation

Wendy Rota traveled from her home in Colorado to donate a check for $250,000 to Sarge's Animal Rescue. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

It's not every day Sarge's Animal Rescue sees a donation like the one it received on Tuesday.

Wendy Rota traveled from her home in Colorado to donate a check for $250,000.

The generous contribution is on behalf of her late father, Norman Jacobs, who lived in Haywood County, and was often seen with his beloved black lab, Sasha.

Rota says her father and Sasha participated in Sarge's dog parade every year.

She said he was committed to the well-being of animals.

"it's something that I think he found later in life. And he just became super passionate about it. And I think he just wanted Sarge's to have a life-changing experience,"Rota said of her father's decision.

Sarge's gratefully received the check with surprise and even shock.

Rota says her father was an Army veteran and also made contributions to veterans in the Meals on Wheels program, making sure they and their forever friends had enough to eat.

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