A local woman plans to celebrate a birthday milestone later this month by giving a very generous gift through an organization that helps animals in need.
According to the Butler County Humane Society, Marilyn Hilliard will celebrate her 90th birthday on October 22nd by making a donation of $100,000 towards the construction of a new “Catio” addition.
The “Catio” will be a 20 by 28 foot four season area with lots of windows to allow for shelter cats to enjoy an outdoor-like experience as well as allow for guests and potential animal adopters to meet and socialize with available cats.
This project is expected to be available for use in the summer of 2022.
Hilliard is a retired schoolteacher, proud army Veteran, and has won multiple gold medals in the Senior Olympics.