Furry friends in Sugar Land saw some love at a recent City Council meeting.

Sugar Land City Council approved the acceptance of $113,991 in donations for Sugar Land Animal Services during a Feb. 20 meeting.

The backstory

The donations come after a November 2023 call for action as the city works to raise an additional $2.2 million to enhance the city’s animal shelter. The funds will supplement the $6.6 million allocated in the city’s November 2019 bond election, as previously reporting from Community Impact.

Sugar Land Communications Director Doug Adolph said in an email the shelter had received about $130,000 toward the donation goal.

Digging in

All donations to the animal shelter over $250 must be accepted by council, Animal Services Manager Cindy King said during the meeting. The last collection of donations were accepted in September, so all donations included in this round of acceptance were made in the last five months.

The funds will now be deposited into the following accounts:
  • Shelter expansion: $110,200
  • Animal Shelter Donations Fund: $13,791
Quote of note

City Council members said they were grateful for the donors, including Buddy and Janice Hunter for their donation of $100,000.

“I would just like to thank everyone for their contributions, and I would particularly like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Hunter for their generous donation to our animal shelter and future construction costs,” council member Carol McCutcheon said.