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Owner of no-kill sanctuary dies of cancer, dozens of animals left in need

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Dozens of animals are in need of help following the death of the woman who ran the no-kill organization, Serenity Springs Sanctuary, in Forestburg, Texas.

On Thursday, the former volunteer coordinator for the sanctuary reached out to the National Dog News Examiner with the sad news, and a request for help.

She wrote:

Sadly, this morning the owner of Serenity Springs, Terry DeGaw, died of cancer leaving behind hundreds of pigs, (potbelly, standard and hogs), several chickens, several horses, several donkeys, dogs, sheep, cats and even a baby squirrel and peacocks.

The former volunteer indicated that all of the animals are safe, and most will be placed with another sanctuary which is located in Ennis, Texas. Atlasta Home Sanctuary, which has stepped up to take most of the animals in, will be taking donations for food and supplies to help care for the hundreds of animals from the Serenity Springs Sanctuary.

Donations in memory of Terry DeGaw, can be mailed to: Serenity Springs Sanctuary Alvord Farm Supply, 200 W. Elm, Alvord, TX 76225 Phone: 940-427-5751 (Ask for Roy-owner).

Individuals in the area who are interested in volunteering can visit this Facebook page for updates and information.

The woman who reached out this morning for assistance shared a few touching words about the incredible woman who lost her battle with lung cancer this morning; she stated:

Terry was a wonderful person who took in the animals that nobody else would. She was helping right up until the day that she died.

Rest in Peace Terry.

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